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McCluskey: Olympics 'legitimate target' for protest

Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Britain's Unite Union says he knew his suggestion that the trade unions should consider disrupting Britain's Olympics would be controversial.

He faced criticism in February when he first proposed disrupting the event in an online article for Britain's Guardian newspaper website.

He told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur that he had said the Olympic Games were a legitimate target because he was angry at the way the country's welfare state was being stripped away.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 26 March at 20:30 GMT and at and 0330, 0830 and 1530 GMT on Tuesday, 27th March and on the BBC News Channel on Tuesday 27 March at 00:30 BST and 04.30 BST.

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