Some Photos From Today’s Tory Conference Demo

Just a quick report as it seems none of the mainstream media are reporting the demo today, but we’ll have more pictures and a proper report early next week.

Birmingham NUT and Birmingham Against the Cuts gathered on the High Street to ensure that anyone who hadn’t heard of the change of location would still be able to take part in the demo, and we were joined by students from BCU, Aston and the University of Birmingham on the way to Victoria Square which made this a little education feeder march of around a hundred people with “No Ifs! No Buts! No Education Cuts” ringing out along New Street.
We joined up with the TUC to march to Broad Street and back, as always the police had 10ft solid steel barriers erected to prevent anyone coming anywhere near the conference itself, with a rally held in Victoria Square.

You can see some photos from today on our Facebook and we’ll put a post up here next week when others have sent their photos in – don’t worry if you’re not on facebook you’ll see them all here soon 🙂

On now to October 20th demonstration in London – coaches are available from Birmingham and hope to confirm some good news at our meeting tomorrow about transport, so if you’re thinking of going down be sure to check back here tomorrow evening for details.

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3 responses to “Some Photos From Today’s Tory Conference Demo

  1. Sal PCS

    The BBC are only reporting the demo on the local news page of their website, and there is no attempt to give any idea of the scale, or any photos. It’s all really played down, and focuses on the Police Federation. This is particularly annoying as Cameron’s promise of more welfare cuts is right up on the front of the homepage, appearing unchallenged. Why am I not surprised.

  2. Reblogged this on Gogwit's Blog and commented:
    A nice welcome to the Tories. A carnival atmosphere with dhol drummers, a colliery band, the lad with the drum tattoo and vuvuzelas galore – noise, colour and multicultural – Cameron take note – this is the genuine expression of One Nation politics!

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