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Are you going on the End Austerity Now march

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ethelb Fri 12-Jun-15 18:56:39

Its next saturday (june 20) and there isa significant womens bloc feminist bloc and families bloc all marching together. Is anyone else going?
https://m.facebook.com/ThePeoplesAssembly?refsrc=https://www.facebook.com/ThePeoplesAssembly

Doobydoo Fri 12-Jun-15 18:59:30

They have been voted in for 5 years. They csn do what they like. There is no point....

ethelb Fri 12-Jun-15 21:50:09

Bit defeatist hey?!

I volunteer for them and there are 300 coaches coming from outside London, the police have agreed to a potentially quite controversial route as they have acknowledge a huge number of people are going to turn up. Police are projecting over 100,000 organisers 250,000.

You can only try.

Women are disproportionatly affected by the cuts and I think have an obligation to attend if they can. Or support in some way anyway.

ethelb Fri 12-Jun-15 21:51:11

Plus, they have a tiny minority and already look they are going to u-turn on the human rights act (partly due to lots of angry activism), I think the worst of it can be curbed personally.

RitaFairenough Fri 12-Jun-15 21:52:30

One million people marched against the war in Iraq and what notice did the government take?

FriendofBill Fri 12-Jun-15 21:53:09

I'm going with some friends and our DC.
Is there a specific place the families are meeting?

FriendofBill Fri 12-Jun-15 21:53:39

Enjoying my human right to protest

ethelb Fri 12-Jun-15 22:02:14

Yes, there is a families bloc (play and sing against austerity bloc www.facebook.com/events/563265757149802/) and they are assembling with the feminists and womens bloc near the in front zone c. Assembling on the corner of Bucklesbury and Queen Victoria Street.
www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zb3GvmkMsc94.km3K5vcR2yeo

2 million people marched against the Iraq war and shattered the illusion of democracy. I'm proud I marched.

FriendofBill Fri 12-Jun-15 22:04:25

Fantastic. Thank you

ethelb Fri 12-Jun-15 22:10:12

There is a shorter march (mainly aimed at people with disabilities and other mobility problems) but families are welcome on it if they feel it would be better for them. www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/access_info_20jun?utm_campaign=demoroute20615&utm_medium=email&utm_source=thepeoplesassembly

FriendofBill Sat 13-Jun-15 17:38:47

To active convos!
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ethelb Sat 13-Jun-15 18:20:45

Do you think I should start a thread in chat? or would that be a taat?

FriendofBill Sun 14-Jun-15 09:38:31

Yes!
People might not know that they can march with children. Let's use MN to get the message out.

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