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Protesters demand an end to austerity
10:47am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
A PROTEST against austerity measures is being held in a North-East town on Tuesday (November 5) as part of a national day of action.
The Bonfire of Austerity will take place outside Darlington Town Hall from 4.30pm to coincide with national protests inspired by The People’s Assembly.
The protest is organised by Darlington Against Cuts and also coincides with announcement of Darlington Borough Council’s next round of budget cuts.
The group is calling on the government to create more jobs and maintain services, rather than cut budgets and investment.
Organiser Alan Docherty said: “We aim to convince the public that they are being conned by politicians that preach that there is no alternative to austerity.
“These policies are primarily designed to reduce our living standards so private business can make more profits.
“We aim to build an alternative consensus that promotes public investment as a solution to the crisis.”
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