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Marching for May Day across Britain

Issue No. 2352

Thousands of workers marched and met to celebrate International Workers’ Day last week. 

Hundreds marched in London on 1 May while many other towns and cities held protests last weekend.

In Scotland hundreds marched through Edinburgh and Dundee on Saturday while well over a thousand in Glasgow on Sunday.

Scott Sutherland reports that in the biggest turnout for years 1,000 people marched through the main streets of Aberdeen.

As well as trade unions school pupils, parents and supporters of Bramble Brae School, earmarked for closure, swelled the numbers and boosted the diversity of the Mayday march.

A number of speakers made the call to fight against and axe the bedroom tax.

Phil Sanderson reports 100 people attended a Mayday march and rally in Hull city centre on Saturday. 

Three local Labour councillors who defied the cuts addressed the rally demanding that Labour fight the cuts rather than implementing them.

In Salford only one Labour councillor turned up to a rally followed by a march into Manchester.


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Tue 7 May 2013, 18:58 BST
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