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  • Thousands of protesters marched on Downing Street on April, 9. 2016, calling for Prime Minister David Cameron to resign.

    Thousands of protesters marched on Downing Street on April, 9. 2016, calling for Prime Minister David Cameron to resign. | Photo: Twitter/Josh Bowsher

Demonstrations started in the morning and are expected to continue throughout the day in London.

Thousands of protesters marched on Downing Street Saturday calling for British Prime Minister David Cameron to resign after revelations about his tax affairs emerged earlier this week along with the leak of Panama Papers.

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Protesters, many wearing Panama hats, descended on the gates of Downing Street carrying placards with slogans such as 'he's got to go', 'time to go chum' and 'Eton's mess,' referring to his private school education.   

Scores also vented their anger at the Prime Minister by trying to storm the Conservative Party Spring Conference at the Grand Connaught Rooms events center, also in London. 

The protests were organised around the social networking campaigns "Resign Cameron"' and "Close tax loopholes," and have gained support from high-profile figures such as whistle-blower Edward Snowden and singer Lily Allen.

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Events started in the morning and are expected to continue throughout the day in the British capital.

Documents, released as part of the Panama Papers leak, showed that the prime minister’s father Ian Cameron, who passed away in 2010, opened a fund under the name of Blairmore Holdings.

Cameron sold the fund for around US$42,000 six years ago, just before he took office. The Conservative denied having financial investments abroad earlier this week when the papers came out which has stoked ire among opposing parties in the U.K. 


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