SHADOW CHANCELLOR TO JOIN MAJOR NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION IN LONDON ON SATURDAY 16TH APRIL.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is set to join a major national demonstration in London this Saturday organised by national anti-austerity organisation the People's Assembly. Tens of thousands are expected to descend on the capital with over 100 coaches coming from across the country.
The demonstration, which is backed by major trade unions, campaign organisations and individuals including Charlotte Church is being organised around the slogan 'Cameron Must Go - Tories Out!' and the 4 demands 'Health, Homes, Jobs and Education'.
The organisers believe that it could be a 'critical moment' as what they call 'an out of touch government of the rich' is facing growing pressure amid scandals over tax-havens and their handling of a series of events since the unraveling of George Osborne's ill-fated budget.
Speaking ahead of the march the Shadow Chancellor said 'I'm supporting the People's Assembly National Demonstration for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education on April 16th because we need to show the huge opposition that is out there to what this government are doing to this country.
He went on to say 'They are making the housing crisis worse, causing strikes in the NHS for the first time in decades and destroying our education system. This is why I'll be joining the People's Assembly out on the streets this Saturday'
The demonstration comes after spontaneous protest at Downing Street over the weekend calling for David Cameron's resignation following his involvement in the Panama Papers tax avoidance scandal.
People's Assembly National Secretary Sam Fairbairn said ' It's tax-havens for the super rich and austerity for the rest of us. We have already seen the anger on the streets following Cameron's involvement in the Panama Papers and the demonstration in London this Saturday looks set to be a critical moment as people march in opposition to an out of touch government of the rich.'
Enough is enough. We simply cannot afford the rich any longer. As they amass and hide their wealth on an industrial scale, we are seeing our NHS face its biggest financial crisis in its history, jobs being shredded in the steel industry and ordinary people facing massive attacks on their standard of living.
Hopefully this demonstration can ignite the flame that brings down this rotten Tory government.' he added.
The march which assembles on Gower Street from 1pm will finish with a rally in Trafalgar Square with speakers including Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Unite the union General Secretary Len McCluskey, NUT General Secretary Christine Blower, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and others.
See you on the streets.
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