While 1000s marched through major cities across the UK on 20 October, the Scarborough and DistrictTrades Council, accompanied by Labour Party and Green Party members, held its own march through Scarborough’s Town Centre on Saturday to protest against the Coalition Government’s savage cuts that will mostly affect the poor and the vulnerable in our society.
Our Scarborough march was well attended, and leaflets condemning the Government’s stance were handed to Scarborough residents and visitors as the march wove its way through Scarborough’s shoppers.
The vast majority cheered us on and several stopped to tell their own heart-rending stories of benefits denied to vulnerable people, while others joined us as we went along. There is little sympathy for this Government in Scarborough. It’s a government we just can’t afford.