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Anti-cuts protests spread

Issue No. 2224

Marching through London after Osborne’s speech on Wednesday (Pic: Smallman )

Marching through London after Osborne’s speech on Wednesday (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Thousands of people took to the streets across Britain as the details of the cuts became clear.

More than 3,000 marched on Downing Street in London. Some 500 people—including 150 students—joined the Leeds protest.

In Birmingham 300 people marched, while over 250 people joined the Coventry Against the Cuts protest. Bristol saw 200 people demonstrating, Preston 200 and Cardiff 150.

Socialist Worker has also received reports from protests in Cambridge, Barnsley, Southampton, Inverness, Ealing, Wakefield, Luton, Canterbury, Plymouth, Bath and Oxford.

Students marched through their universities in Edinburgh, Essex, Glasgow, Manchester Metropolitan University and Sussex.

Workers at the College of North East London protested on the steps of their college and staff from the Health and Safety Executive held a protest in London.

Pensioners protested outside parliament at lunchtime.

For full reports and pictures go to Reports from demonstrations against the spending cuts, 20 October 2010

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