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Protesters against cuts occupy Birmingham Council House


Anti-cuts protesters occupied a balcony at Birmingham Council House earlier.

About 20 people from the Birmingham Against the Cuts group unfurled banners as councillors prepared to discuss budget proposals for the year.

The council has said it needs to make savings of at least £110m in its 2013-14 budget.

The protest group said dozens of other people later joined them to take part in a demonstration outside the Council House while the debate took place.

'Worse than feared'
Earlier, a Birmingham City Council spokesperson addressed the protesters on the balcony: "We respect your right to protest and to express...