Monday, November 04, 2013
Bonfire Against Austerity
The People's Assembly Against Austerity has called a national day of protest and civil disobedience tomorrow (Tuesday 5 November). They say: 'Campaigners will highlight the human cost of the government’s cuts programme which has seen many local services decimated, jobs lost, wages frozen and the benefits which supported some of the neediest in our community drastically reduced.40 towns and cities will see ‘Bonfire of Austerity’ events, including a mass occupation of Westminster Bridge in London where campaigners will ceremonially burn their energy bills'.
In Lewisham, the South East London People's Assembly actions will include:
'10AM – Deptford High Street / New Cross Road - An action against poverty, led by the local Foodbank
1:30PM – Deptford Lounge public square – A performance against austerity politics
4:30PM – Catford Town Hall to Lewisham High Street – A procession against austerity, the bedroom tax and local cuts.
6PM – The grassy Knoll, opposite Lewisham DLR – Bonfire of Cuts with music, speakers and effigies'.
Andy Worthington has more on this. The Westminster Bridge action will take place at 6 pm with people meeting at Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank.