Suffolk/London: Protesters gather for cuts demonstration

BUS loads of protesters from Suffolk are converging in London to march in protest of service cuts.

The Trades Union Congress predicts more than 100,000 people will join the march, and an operation of 4,500 police are on standby.

Marchers set off from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park, where Trades Union Congress general secretary Brendan Barber was first in a line of speakers.

“We are here to send a message to the government that we are strong and united,” he said.

“We will fight the savage cuts and we will not let them destroy peoples’ services, jobs and lives.”

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The Fire Brigade Union, protesters fighting for the survival of Suffolk libraries and the Suffolk Coalition FOR public services have all descended on the capital.

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