THE PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY – UNITED AGAINST THE TORIES – DEMONSTRATION IN LONDON ON SATURDAY JUNE 26

On Saturday June 26 The People’s Assembly will be hosting a Demonstration to demand a “new normal”. The demonstration will assemble at 12 Noon at Portland Place and then march to Parliament Square.

JEREMY CORBYN says

On behalf of the Peace and Justice Project, I’m proud to support this demonstration. It makes a simple and crucial point: we cannot go on like this.

People deserve decent housing; properly funded schools, hospitals, and public services; fair pay and fulfilling work; and a liveable planet.

The pandemic has exposed what happens when health services are run down and government services are outsourced and privatised – placing the interests of the wealthy before the public good.

In its place we can, and we will, build a future that works for the many not the few.

The Government have made it clear that they want working people to pay for the crisis, as evidenced by the pitiful 1% offer to NHS workers, the public sector pay freeze, low levels of sick pay contrasted to the £billions awarded to friends and donors of the Conservative party through corrupt contracts. The Government has also continued to offer subsidies to big companies who have enacted corrupt practices such as fire and rehire, which has faced strong opposition from the organised labour movement including strike action.

Laura Pidcock People’s Assembly National secretary says:

“This demonstration will be a coming together of the movement in opposition to the government. One united voice against the handling of the pandemic, against the plans they have to place restrictions on the right to protest in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, we will be there to reject further austerity and NHS privatisation. We are there to say that there is a different way, it does not need to be like this. We want good quality jobs, we want a properly funded, fully publicly owned NHS, we want decent housing for all, we want an end to fire and rehire practices and we want massive investment in our communities. We are determined and united as a movement.”

The full list of demands for the demonstration are as follows:

RENATIONALISE KEY SERVICES
DECENT HOUSING FOR ALL
SACK THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS
PROPERLY FUNDED, FULLY PUBLICLY OWNED NHS
END THE MARKETISATION OF EDUCATION
ACT NOW! TACKLE THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY
SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE
SAFE WORKPLACES, SAVE JOBS
END FIRE AND REHIRE
FULLY FUNDED SOCIAL CARE
END INSTITUTIONAL RACISM
SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE
KILL THE POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS BILL

This event is fully risk assessed and attendees will be reminded about covid safety instruction.

Find more details here: https://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/

Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1eMKaFLpX

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About The People’s Assembly

The People’s Assembly (Against Austerity) is a political organisation, founded in 2013, that advocates the end of- and reversal of- austerity. It aims to “push the arguments against austerity” that it sees as missing from British politics, and to fight for all those people it sees as being hit by Government policies, including low-paid workers, disabled people, unemployed people, the young, black and ethnic minority people and women.

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For more information please contact Ramona McCartney at

ramona@thepeoplesassembly.org.uk