Saturday, 23 October 2010

STV: 20,000 take part in Edinburgh cuts protest

23 October 2010 12:39 GMT

20,000 take part in Edinburgh cuts protest 
More than 20,000 people took to the streets of Edinburgh in a demonstration against cuts to public services.

The march and rally took in unions, political groups and concerned members of the public in a show of unity against the UK Government's spending review.

Organised by the Scottish Trades Union Congress, it aimed to highlight fears about the impact of Chancellor George Osborne's savings package.

Huge cuts amounting to about £81billion across the UK were unveiled on Wednesday - and Scotland is expected to lose about £3 billion over the next four years.

The colourful procession gathered outside City of Edinburgh Council headquarters and stretched at its peak along the entire route to Princes Street Gardens, exceeding organisers' expectations.

Full story at STV website

More UNISON pics and story to follow here on this blog and on UNISON Scotland website.  

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