250,000 People March In London Against Govt Cuts

An estimated 250, 000 people marched in central London yesterday against proposed Government cuts and to save it from the axe.  Thousands marched, chanted and sang in defiant protest against Prime Minister Teresa May and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s proposals.

Many more gave their support via social media, including patients and ex patients of the NHS who’s lives had been saved by the Service.  Student doctors and nurses attended and spoke in Parliament Square at the cuts they are seeing first hand on the front line.  Placards and banners were held high calling for the NHS to be saved and to reverse the proposed £20 Million cuts proposed by 2020.

Protesters came from all over the country by coach, car and train, some as far as Scotland and Newcastle in the North East.  They all gathered in Tavistock Sq from 11am, and by the time the march started at 1pm, the area was so full it was shoulder to shoulder for a while.

The march which ended in Parliament Sq opposite the House Of Parliament was soon filled with protesters who gathered to hear speeches on the stage.  Speakers included Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, Shadow Chanellor John McDonnell, Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey, aswell as student doctors and nurses, other trade union officials and Billy Bragg sang at the end of the talks.

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Author: James O'Hanlon

Liverpool photographer and local history fan. I will attend events of varied types and post them on this blog.

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