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London protest says no to NHS sale

Issue No. 2261

Demonstrators braved torrential rain last Saturday to protest against the Health and Social Care Bill, which threatens mass privatisation in the NHS and £20 billion of cuts.

Up to 150 people gathered at Homerton Hospital in east London, which faces £15 million of cuts and threats of ward closures.

Dr Jonathan Tomlinson, a Hackney GP, together with a consultant from the hospital, warned protesters what the government bill would mean for the NHS.

Protesters then linked hands in a symbolic gesture of protection.

The protest was organised by Hackney Coalition to Save the NHS.

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Tue 19 Jul 2011, 17:25 BST
Issue No. 2261
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