Over 350 people marched against library cuts in Lewisham today, Saturday, as a strike shut four of the south London borough's seven libraries.
Protesters took the road and blocked traffic on their, march from Lewisham library to council offices. Passing cars, buses and trucks tooted in support
They chanted, "Lewisham council hear us say, don't send Tory cuts our way"
Torridon Library user Charlie Phillips had a message to council. "Please don't get rid of our libraries - they're so important to us"
Lewisham Library user David Carter told Socialist Worker, "It's unfair cutting services to communities that need them the most"
Around 30 Lambeth libraries campaigners joined the protest. Michaela Loebner argued at the rally "We can't wait for politicians to do it for us and we can't wait for elections"
As well as a big local turnout, there were trade union banners from Barnet, Bromley, Greenwich and Lambeth. Health campaigners came out from Lewisham Hospital and Bursary or Bust.
After the march workers elected a strike committee to continue their dispute