Protesting Again to Save Rushey Mead Library

Interrupted only by an enthusiastic jump in the air, one small child explained why she had joined yesterday’s protest: “I want to save our library, because otherwise nobody can read books and get knowledge.”

But she wasn’t alone, young and old alike took to the streets on Saturday afternoon to protest against ongoing attacks on public service provision in Rushey Mead. Waiting cars at the busy junction where the demonstration took place eagerly took up our leaflets and honked their horns in support.

Local campaigner Dixit Chauhan pointed out how ridiculous it was that the Council are attempting to close vital public facilities under the assumption “that we would take it laying down!” He noted that the local group aims to join Unison and other campaigners at the protest lobby of the Council’s budget-setting meeting this Wednesday afternoon..







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