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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?

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 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.

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.

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

To active convos!

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

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

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