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Trades Council May Day March and Rally

By clarionadmin, May 17 2018 09:34AM

Beeston, Saturday 5th May, 2018


Now that was a proper May Day! Blue skies, blossoming trees, smiling families, people sitting on the grass and SUN...lots of it!


We gathered near the west entrance of the university campus, with banners, placards, song sheets and voices ready. Marching to Broadgate Park, we sang our first songs and encouraged the other marchers to join in with 'If you think the NHS is safe, think again' and "The Anti-cuts song'.


On through the High Street and to The White Lion, where the garden was the perfect place to refresh solidarity, enjoy the sunshine and be entertained with thought provoking words from The DIY Poets including our very own Andrew Martin. There were rousing speeches from, among others, the prospective Labour candidates for Rushcliffe and Broxtowe. Watch out Ken Clarke and Anna Soubry, this was serious stuff.


Our planned set list was shortened because of the number of speakers but what a perfect occasion to finish with The Red Flag and The Internationale!


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