A Young Tory Has Been Egged At The Conservative Party Conference

    Colm Lock was holding a newspaper with a picture of Margaret Thatcher on the cover.

    A young Conservative activist has been egged at the Tory party conference in Manchester by protesters on an anti-austerity march.

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    The Tory member, a young activist called Colm Lock, was hit while watching anti-Conservative protesters march through central Manchester on Sunday afternoon.

    Lock, who has stood as a Conservative candidate for Manchester city council, was wearing a suit with a union flag handkerchief and carrying a copy of the Sunday Telegraph with Margaret Thatcher's face on the cover while watching the union-organised protest.

    When contacted by BuzzFeed News to ask how he felt about the incident, Colm said: "[The] only thing I would say is that you wouldn't catch Tories doing that to Corbyn."

    Thousands of Conservatives have descended on the city for their party's annual gathering.

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    Conservative activists had been advised by party officials to hide their badges due to the risk of being attacked while walking through the city.

    Unfortunately, this didn't help Lock – this video shows him being hit by the egg.

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    It is unclear who threw the produce, although anarchist flags are visible in the picture.

    At least 60,000 people attended the largely peaceful march, according to Greater Manchester police.

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    Four people were arrested for a variety of minor offences, including one person who spat at a journalist.

    Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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