March to save the NHSTagged as: cuts demo2011 nhs repression save_the_nhs workers_struggles
Neighbourhoods: central_london euston westminster whitehall
Published by group: Imc London Features
Following a call to "march for the NHS" around 1500 demonstrated on Tuesday 17th from Euston to Whitehall to protest the planned cuts for the NHS. The NHS bill currently pushed through by the Government will ultimatelly allow neoliberal capitalist thinking and its belief in the markets to dictate the type of services the NHS will provide, causing irreparable damage to it.
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This is the second demonstration that has taken place in London in the last few months against the planned privatisation of the NHS. On the 9th of March a 'Day X for the NHS' saw over 500 people demonstrating from the Royal London Hospital to St Bartholomew's Hospital, the oldest hospital in the country [See photos here and here] On that evening, as the march was passing the City, unrepentant Deutsche Bank workers waved money from the windows whilst heckling the demosntarionss with 'get a job'. See photo.