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Give young a future, say campaigners

Issue No. 2265

Fifty day countdown begins in Manchester  (Pic: Penny Kranz)

Fifty day countdown begins in Manchester (Pic: Penny Kranz)

Activists in Manchester were set to come together for a public meeting on “What caused the riots?” on Thursday of this week.

They are fighting Tory demonisation of young people and demanding a future for them.

The Right to Work campaign and Black Activists Rising Against Cuts called the meeting.

It comes after activists launched an Olympics-style “50 day countdown” to their demonstration against the Tory party conference in October last weekend.

Trade unionists and campaigners assembled in front of the conference centre where it will be held to send a clear message: “Tories not welcome here”.

Rick Lighten, Unison communications officer at Manchester Metropolitan University, denounced the Tories’ conference of “greed, looting and violence”.

NUJ secretary Kath Grant added, “We support the march and hope everyone will join it.”

No Justice, No Work, No Future: What caused the riots? Thursday 18 August, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS

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