Traffic disruption expected in Leeds city centre for university staff protest

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There will be disruption in Leeds city centre on Thursday afternoon due to a university staff demonstration.

A march will leave the University of Leeds' Parkinson Building at 12pm, and follow a route via Clarendon Road, Woodhouse Lane, Albion Street and the Headrow before arriving in Victoria Gardens, where a rally will take place.

The procession will take around 40 minutes and police officers will be deployed to supervise traffic.

The marchers are members of the University of College Union, who are participating in a national walk-out due to a row over pensions.

There will also be picket lines at the university from 8am onwards.

The union plan to hold 14 strike days over the next month.