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Coalition of Resistance anti-cuts protest highlights affects on women

Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
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Women at the front of the march showing their anger against the cuts.
Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
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The small protest going down George Street at the beginning of the protest.
Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
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The protest coming down Ingram Street.
Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
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Men attend the event, in solidarity with women. Here student activist Bryan Simpson can be seen chanting and raising his fist in support. He is also wearing a female gender symbol on his face.
Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
05/06
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Scottish Green Glasgow City Councillor Martha Wardrop holds a placard against Trident nuclear missiles.
Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
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Claire McNally, a representative of the PCS union, giving a speech at the end of march rally.
  • Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
  • Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
  • Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
  • Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
  • Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women
  • Coalition of Resistance anticuts protest highlights affects on women

Coalition of Resitance organizes an anti-cuts protest in Glasgow, taking the recent occurrence of International Women's Day to concentrate the protests on how these cuts affect women in the society.

Coalition of Resitance organised today's (10th March 2012) anti-cuts protest in Glasgow. With International Women's Day having happened on 8th March 2012, the aim was to highlight the significance of the cuts on females in society. The demonstration was backed by various other anti-cuts campaign group like the Save the Accord Centre and the Unity Centre, a charity involved in helping asylum seekers. Trade Unions, Women's representatives and individuals.

The demonstration started on Shuttle Street passing along George Street, Ingrham Street, Glassford Street, Argyle Street where the march sat down for a few minutes, High Street, Goeorge Street and finally back to Shuttle Street. The chants included "My mother, my sister and me, all fighting against austerity". There was a small rally which took place in Shuttle Street in which speakers gave the problems an airing.

The so-called austerity cuts are being done by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government. This is because the United Kingdom has a deficit which the government claims is too high and seeks to reduce this by public sector savings.

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