Protest against Tories timed to coincide with their annual conference
A major demonstration and targeted ‘days of action’ are planned from this weekend in Manchester to protest against the Tories and their conference there. Labour front-benchers, union leaders and other speakers will be supporting the events.
Speakers at the rally after the National Demonstration in Manchester on Sunday 29 Sep include:
- TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady
- NEU general secretary Kevin Courtney
- GMB general secretary Tim Roache
- Labour front-benchers Laura Pidcock, Dan Carden, Angela Rayner MP and Richard Burgon
- Laura Smith MP
- Unite’s Steve Turner
- Unison’s Paula Barker
- PCS president Fran Heathcote
- actor Julie Hesmondhalgh
- People’s Assembly’s Daniel Kebede
and more, including campaigners and local strikers.
A People’s Assembly spokesperson said,
The plan is to make the Tories very unwelcome in Manchester and to be very vocal about why we’re opposed to them. There will be other protests, for instance, Disabled People Against the Cuts have planned a protest and we’ll have a marquee in Piccadilly Gardens from Sat 28th till Wed 2/10 whilst the Tory party conference on where we’ll be hosting a number of left wing events, talks, panels etc on a number of campaigns and subjects.
The main Sunday demonstration will gather at noon at All Saints Park on Oxford Road. Details of the specific events each day are shown below:
More information can be found on the People’s Assembly Facebook page.
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