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Vol. 75/No. 11      March 21, 2011

UK action protests
government austerity
Militant/Hugo Wils

MANCHESTER, England—Hundreds of protesters marched to the Town Hall here March 5 to protest government cuts. The demonstration was called by the Manchester Coalition Against Cuts and backed by local trade unions. The city council plans to reduce its budget over the next two year through 2,000 layoffs and cuts to public services. Supporters of the Militant sold two subscriptions and 13 single issues of the paper at the protest. Many who bought the newspaper were interested in the protests in Wisconsin.

In nearby Salford some 200 people protested March 2 against a 40 million budget cut. In Levenshulme, Manchester, a local campaign defeated plans to shut down a public swimming pool.

The Trades Union Congress is calling a national demonstration March 26 in London. Unions are organizing transport for tens of thousands of workers throughout the United Kingdom.


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