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24 Nov: Everyone to Downing Street to back students’ ‘Day X’

Issue No. 2228

Students across the country are preparing for a day of protests, walkouts and occupations next Wednesday 24 November—“Day X”.

The students’ march of 50,000 and occupation of the Tories’ Millbank Tower last week has inspired millions to see that a militant fightback against cuts is possible.

The rise of this new student movement has the potential to be a turning point in the battle against the Tories.

That’s why it’s vital that Day X isn’t just for students. Workers—whether at colleges or anywhere else—need to come out to show their support as young people fight for our future.

24 November will culminate in an evening demonstration that will see workers and trade unionists come together with the students to protest outside Downing Street in London.

Make sure you’re there with your union banner—and as many of your colleagues as you can bring.

Islington Pensioners back student protests

On Thursday a packed Islington Pensioners Forum unanimously voted to join the next student demo and take to the streets with our banner on any demonstrations against the cuts.

“We support the students' action last week,” said one pensioner. “The student cuts affect us all. Our grandchildren won't be able to afford to go to university and there are no jobs around, they will just be left on the scrapheap.'

Cameron has got some mad plan to start measuring happiness in the UK, well we are going to take to the streets and tell him how unhappy we are with the Con-Dem cuts—it's about time we pensioners hijacked the fightback demos!”

Mary Brodbin

Assemble from 5pm and rally from 6pm, Wednesday 24 November, Downing Street, London. Called by the Education Activist Network and backed by UCU union London region

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