Sheffield opposition councillors walk out of meeting in protest

Empty chairs in the council chamber
Empty chairs in the council chamber

Liberal Democrat, Green and UKIP councillors have walked out of a full council meeting in protest.

All of the 25 councillors making up the opposition today walked out in support of Green councillor Alison Teal who was threatened to be thrown out of the council chamber in Sheffield Town Hall.

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