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TUC calls protest at Tory party conference in October

Issue No. 2460

The TUC has called a national demonstration outside the Tory Party conference in Manchester on 4 October.

And protesters plan to demonstrate in towns and cities across Britain on Wednesday of next week—the day Tory chancellor George Osborne delivers his emergency budget.

The People’s Assembly protest last month helped to reignite the fightback against the Tories.

It gave confidence to many who felt demoralised after the Tory election victory in May. And it drew in wider layers of new activists ready to join the resistance.

Martin is a People’s Assembly activist in Manchester. He told Socialist Worker, “The demo is an opportunity to build a movement to really challenge the Tories.

“That will mean strikes. The trade union leaders aren’t really calling those at the moment—but this demo will give confidence to people who want to fight.”

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