Thousands to attend demo against cuts

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TWO thousand people from Sheffield are attending a national demonstration in London against Government cuts.

On Saturday, trade unionists, students, and members of community groups from the city and other parts of South Yorkshire will be getting on coaches and trains to head to the capital for the mass protest organised by the Trades Union Congress.

Protesters, who will gather in Trafalgar Square, are calling on the Government to raise more money by closing tax loopholes and increase taxes on banks, businesses and high earners.

One of protesters, a Sheffield NHS administrator, told The Star: “I feel I need to participate in this event as the proposed cuts of the Government on local and public sector services is going to be tragic to so many normal working class people.

“Make the people responsible for our huge financial problems pay - take it out of their pay and huge bonuses not my small salary.”

After the national event, Sheffield Socialist Workers Party is holding a meeting called “How can we take down the Government, and what’s the alternative?” from 7pm on Thursday, March 31 at the Showroom Cinema.