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Anger at council on anti-cuts protest in Brixton

by Micki Loebner
Issue No. 2525

Protesters in Brixton, south London, last Saturday

Protesters in Brixton, south London, last Saturday

A rally and march called to Stand up to Lambeth Council brought together over 200 people last Saturday, angry and disgusted at the south London Labour council.

They included library campaigners, tenants from housing estates facing demolition, campaigners against the Garden Bridge and traders facing eviction from the Brixton Arches.

The protest sent an angry message to the Labour group of councillors, controlled by right wing faction Progress.

Councillors prefer to listen to their property developer friends rather than the people who elected them. Claiming to have no choice but to pass on Tory cuts, they now run the most unequal borough in London.

Campaigners vowed to continue the fight.

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Tue 11 Oct 2016, 17:36 BST
Issue No. 2525
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