Protesters’ day of action

A demonstration outside ATOS demanding an end to the demeaning health testing which has seen thousands of people stripped of benefits. It took place between 11am and 12 noon today at ATOS assessment centre, Hartshead Square, Sheffield.'''Events and demonstrations which have taken place across Sheffield as part of the national People's Assembly day of civil disobedience in response to the Government's austerity measures Tuesday 5/11/13'Laura Page Photography'http://laurapagephotography.wordpress.com/'07886 245477
A demonstration outside ATOS demanding an end to the demeaning health testing which has seen thousands of people stripped of benefits. It took place between 11am and 12 noon today at ATOS assessment centre, Hartshead Square, Sheffield.'''Events and demonstrations which have taken place across Sheffield as part of the national People's Assembly day of civil disobedience in response to the Government's austerity measures Tuesday 5/11/13'Laura Page Photography'http://laurapagephotography.wordpress.com/'07886 245477
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Campaigners burned bills, marched and collected signatures in protest at Government cuts and the rising cost of living.

The series of events involved trade unionists and members of Sheffield and South Yorkshire People’s Assembly Against Austerity.

Anti-austerity protest in Sheffield city centre

Anti-austerity protest in Sheffield city centre

Called the Bonfire of Austerity, the day also involved church groups and representatives of Sheffield food banks.

Sam Browse, from the Sheffield and South Yorkshire People’s Assembly Against Austerity, said: “We’re protesting because it’s unacceptable that we face cuts to welfare and services while large companies are registering record profits, receiving tax breaks and avoiding tax altogether.

“The Sheffield People’s Assembly Against Austerity aims to draw together individuals, campaigns and organisations opposed to austerity.

“Our campaign is supported by the NUT, Unite the Union, Unison, the CWU, UK Uncut, Sheffield Anti-Cuts Alliance and Sheffield Campaign against the Bedroom Tax.”

Protesters were joined by striking probation office workers in the NAPO trade union who at one point paused outside a shop on High Street to protest about the dismissal of a worker.