Around 40 South Yorkshire Freedom Riders protested in
They gathered outside the South Yorkshire Region Combined Authority meeting with brushes, brooms and mops. As leading campaigner George Arthur explained, “We want to tell the Labour councillors of
“It’s time for a clean sweep and to get rid of those who are prepared to do the Tories’ dirty work.”
Protesters are angry that the SYRCA has failed to spend any of its £12 million-plus reserves on subsidising free train travel for older people. Instead it is sacking cleaners and Information Office staff from the Transport Interchanges.
Demonstrators marched to