Local residents take to the streets to campaign against Cambridge cuts
25th October 2010
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Hundreds of local people across Cambridge took to the street at the weekend to protest against the Government's public spending cuts.


More than 500 local residents took part in the march through Cambridge on Saturday, starting outside Parkside Fire Station, taking in Cambridge Rail Station (pictured) and culminating in a mass demonstration at the Market Square.


Secretary of the Cambidge and District Trades Union Council, Tony Woodcock, explained that the rally was being held in 'defence of public services': “Investment bankers and property tycoons have caused a major financial crisis but they want parents, pensioners, students, the disabled and workers to pay for their mess."

“The fact that more than 500 people joined our march and hundreds more participated in the rally just shows how concerned people really are for the future.”

The proposed cuts by the Government, announced last Wednesday, aim to save £83 billion over the next few years, almost halving the current £155 billion deficit in the UK's economy after the credit crunch.

It is not currently known how the cuts will affect public services in Cambridge, but Sylvia Carter from Cambridgeshire County TUC outlined it was only a matter of time until local people felt the pinch: “Public sector cuts are going to affect absolutely everyone in this country and it was clear to see in Cambridge that people are concerned. "

“People are worried about what the future holds, which is why we need to speak up and fight these cuts before it’s too late.”
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