ANGRY protesters brought Winchester’s city centre to a virtual standstill in these pictures from May 12, 1990.

Scores of demonstrators marched against poll tax from the city’s Royal Hampshire County Hospital to the Guildhall, carrying banners and shouting anti-government slogans.

With between 50 and 60 protestors, the turnout was considered as disappointing by the health union Cohse.

Police accompanied the march as it made its was through the streets and busy shopping precinct.

Following speeches outside the Guildhall strongly condemning the poll tax, the demonstration broke up peacefully.

Among those marching was Labour city councillor Nigel Fox, also a member of the Winchester district health authority.

Mr Fox explained that he had participated because he believed the poll tax was unfair.

“Any public demonstration against that injustice I would support. Health service workers are particularly badly paid.”