Manchester Piccadilly station reopens after protest 'on tracks' causes major disruption

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Trains may be amended, cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes as services return to normal.

"All protesters at Manchester Piccadilly have now been safely moved from the tracks and the station has reopened".

British Transport Police have also confirmed on Twitter that officers were at the scene.

The protest began at around 1.30pm but National Rail have said services are likely to be delayed until at least half four this afternoon.

Photos posted on social media appeared to show men, women and children waving flags banners.

As many as 100 demonstrators walked onto the tracks holding signs saying: "Stop Turkey from helping ISIS terrorists", according to reports.

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Police were called shortly after 1pm and all trains through the station stopped, with knock-on effects nationwide.

Train services at one of the country's busiest terminals have been ground to a halt by protesters on the track.

It is understood Kurdish activists are protesting Turkish sales of arms to the terror group.

'Passengers are advised that all lines are suspended in and out of Manchester Piccadilly.

Witnesses described "mums and kids in tears" as dozens of demonstrators jumped from the platforms onto the rails at Manchester Piccadilly, blocking trains and causing huge delays.

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