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Protesters have picketed the Affordable Housing Awards at Old Trafford. It comes a year after the event was cancelled in the wake of the Awaab Ishak scandal, as uncovered by the M.E.N.

Demonstrators from the Greater Manchester Tenants Union (GMTU) and Social Housing Action Campaign (SHAC) picketed the entrance to The Point at Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire cricket club, where the event was taking place on Friday (November 17).

As attendees entered the awards, a group of 30-40 people held placards aloft and shouted ‘shame’. The protest was briefly interrupted when eggs were hurled from the main road towards the demonstration, but no-one was hit by the projectiles.

Organisers said they called the protest to highlight the conditions families like Awaab’s still have to live in. READ MORE: 'We were finally listened to...

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