Picture slideshow of canal protest held in Milton Keynes over the weekend

A protest against the feared eviction of disabled and elderly boat dwellers over licensing issues caused waves on the canal this weekend.

Campaigners across the country gathered in Milton Keynes to unite against the demands of the Canal and River trust.

Protesters unite against the Canal and River Trust

Protesters unite against the Canal and River Trust

A Canal and River Trust spokesman said: “All we ask is that boaters abide by some simple rules and pay their fair share, with their licence fee going towards keeping the 200-year waterways working.

“We know that sometimes people run into difficulties, and this is extremely hard for everyone involved. When this happens we always do everything we can to work out solutions with the people involved.”

> See a picture slideshow of Saturday’s protest above.