The Hardest Hit – thousands march against disability benefit cuts

7 Nov

KA Maracas has been on a demonstration

KA says:

On Saturday 22nd October I went to a march in Leeds.

 

Leeds Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Leeds

 Ace

 Ace says:

What was it about?

 

Kick Ass Maracas

KA says:

It was about the disability benefit cuts.  It was a big success – over 400 people came. The speakers were Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Susan Hanley, Robyn Brockie, Paul Williams, Sheila Banks, Andy Smith, Steve Winyard and Tim McSharry. They all did a great job.

 

Malak was on holiday at the time

Malak says:

I was on holiday in Portugal but I saw it in the papers. I thought what a good job they did and I felt inspired that people with learning disabilities were speaking up for our rights.

KA

 

KA says:

It was widely reported on local TV, radio, in the papers and on the internet.

 Across the country over 5,500 people went to the 12 marches, sending a strong message to the government about cuts to disability benefits and services

Annabel says:

Across the country over 5,500 people went to the 12 marches, sending the strongest message to the government about cuts to disability benefits and services. I went to the one in Manchester, it was great! There were speeches and music. Cherylee Houston who is a disabled actress who plays Izzy in The Street was also there.

To find out more go to www.hardesthit.org.uk

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Here are some more photos from The Hardest Hit demonstrations around the country:

Bristol Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Bristol

Cardiff Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Cardiff

Edinburgh Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Edinburgh

Manchester Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Manchester

Norwich Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Norwich

 

Brighton Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Brighton

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newcastle Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Newcastle

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