(Saturday March 8th) About 2,500 people gathered to deliver a message to the Lib Dem’s Spring Conference in York. The march began on the Eye of York, scene of many historic protests in the last 200 years, before heading past the Barbican Centre, scene of the conference. Despite many issues and groups taking part, there was a very clear over-arching rejection of austerity.
Amongst the many locals taking part, many others had travelled from Hull, Leeds and even Newcastle. Lots of people from York reported hearing about the march from a flier through their door – well done to everyone who contributed to our gargantuan effort! Both national and local media covered the event, which was followed by a rally with only women speaking. Speakers included disability blogger Sue Marsh and Leeds-based bedroom tax campaigner Liz Kitching.
[Please note this piece is part of a catch-up which we’ll be doing over the next week]