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Councillors confronted by Barnsley Freedom Riders

by Dave Gibson
Issue No. 2428

Nearly 50 pensioners held an angry protest outside the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive meeting in Barnlsey on Monday of this week. 

They were demanding the reinstatement of free train travel for pensioners which was taken away in council cuts earlier this year. 

This is our 9th month of campaigning.

One protester, Tony Nuttall, spoke to a meeting of councillors and explained why free train travel is so important to pensioners. 

The cuts to free transport have been put through by a Labour council.

One of the protesters, Pat Woodcock said, “I want to see Labour councillors growing some backbone and standing up to the Tories.”

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Tue 4 Nov 2014, 17:44 GMT
Issue No. 2428
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