Eggs thrown at the Queen by protesters

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Protesters threw eggs at the royal motorcade as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited a university yesterday.

When the royal couple arrived at Manchester Metropolitan University to dedicate the new humanities faculty, around 160 students, lecturers and left-wing agitators chanted "Axe the Queen, not our grants". A police spokesman said four or five eggs had been thrown at the motorcade, but none hit the Queen's car. One youth was arrested. Earlier, the Queen and the Duke toured Manchester's bomb-damaged city centre and met members of the emergency services who were on duty at the time of the massive IRA blast in June.