By Joana Ramiro in Britain:
Protesters shout Oxi to Osborne
Tuesday 7th July 2015
Organisers behind the People’s Assembly Against Austerity demonstration last month revealed that die-ins and marches would take place in over 40 locations. In London, hundreds are expected to lie down in front of Parliament in honour of those who have lost their lives due to cuts to benefits and services.
“Osborne is set to announce a further £12 billion in cuts to welfare, hitting the poorest in society hardest,” said People’s Assembly national secretary Sam Fairbairn. “It’s a disgrace that the government continues to hide the figures of the number of people who have died as a result of their austerity measures.”
The London rally will hear speeches from leading anti-austerity campaigners including the National Gallery’s PCS union organiser Candy Udwin, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPac) member Rob Punton and Stop The War Coalition convener Lindsey German.
“The old, the disabled, the poor are fearful as once again they are going to be the butt of the cuts,” said Mr Punton. “The vulnerable will pay the cost of the banks and the rich not doing their job and not paying their taxes.”
DPac members will also take part in a lobby of Parliament earlier in the day. Protests will also hit some of Britain’s largest cities including Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and York.
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