Protester holding sign calling Priti Patel a fascist bundled into police van.

A protester was ‘bundled into a van’ outside the Conservative Party conference after holding up a sign calling Priti Patel a ‘fascist’.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘A man was behaving aggressively towards an officer at around 11:30am this morning on Peter Street, when another officer intervened and requested he step back multiple times. A 28-year-old man was arrested to prevent further breach of the peace, and was given the option of being taken into custody, or leaving the area peacefully. The man chose the latter, and was de-arrested a short time later.’