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REPORT: Jobless Worked Unpaid At Queen's Jubilee And Slept Under London Bridge

MSNBC.COM - A group of unemployed people were brought to London to do unpaid work at the queen's jubilee celebrations and told to sleep under a city bridge, a British newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The Guardian newspaper reported that long-term jobless from Bristol, Bath and Plymouth in western England were taken by bus to the capital city for "work experience" as crowd-control staff lining the route of the river pageant and other events, and the chance to get paid employment at the London Olympics.

The security company that ran the security operation said while the unemployed people were not paid, they did receive boots and clothing worth more than $180 and a security industry license costing about $390. It added that the bridge incident "should never have happened." click here to read more

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