Members of local medical student campaign group Medsin were out in York today, gathering petition signatures amongst busy shopping crowds. The group wrote on Facebook “We are protesting the fact that we are sleepwalking towards the death of our NHS as we know it. Lets show everyone that young people are not going to sit ideally by while our future is sold off and our healthcare ruined.”
The conventional wisdom says all campaigning stops for the annual St Nicholas Fayre, but it didn’t put people off today. The group assembled outside York Minster before parading along Coney Street, which was almost gridlocked with shoppers.
Despite the enormous crowds, they received a warm response and lots of signatures on their petition. They posed for a few photos, including one with a Star Wars ‘Stormtrooper’, who had his own message for the government.