Brixton Anti-Cuts March & Vodafone ProtestTagged as: cuts social_rights social_struggles vodafone vodafone_action workers_struggles
Neighbourhoods: brixton lambeth
Published by group: Imc London Features
The march and rally that took place in Brixton to protest about the imminent cuts in social spending attracted around 200 local people. At midday the rally started at the Brixton Oval, where representatives from Lambeth Save Our Services, Lambeth Pensioners Group, the local branches of UNISON, GMB, NUT and UCU unions, and workers from the Lambeth One O'clock Clubs gave speeches about how the imposed cuts will be afecting the local sercvices. Then, a rather ritualistic march started around central Brixton and into the market area. It wasn't exactly an expression of anger as seen in other parts of Europe, but it may, at least, represent the start of a local mobilisation.
Once the march ended, and as part of a UK-wide campaign, a group of people made its way to the Vodafone store right next to Brixton tube station to protest against the company's avoidance of a £6bn tax bill, effectively shutting it down for most of the afternoon [pics and video]
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