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07 October 2011 | News | By: Lindsey

Health & Social Care Bill Protest To Block Westminster Bridge

Health & Social Care Bill Protest To Block Westminster Bridge

UK Uncut will lead a peaceful protest on Westminster Bridge this Sunday in a bid to stop government "destroying the NHS forever" as the coalition's Health and Social Care bill moves to the Lords this week. The organisers explain:

By blocking Westminster Bridge we symbolically block the bill from getting from Parliament to our hospitals. Yes, it will be disruptive. Yes, it will stop the traffic. But this is an emergency and we have to shout as loud as we can.

Protestors joining Block the Bridge, Block the Bill are urged to bring fake blood and play dead, help create hospital radio on the bridge with music and comedy, bring a nurse along for skill shares and to share affection and respect for the NHS through storytelling.

Queer Resistance are also supporting the demonstration, forming the 'pink bloc'.

If you're driving around town on Sunday, best to avoid the area. The protest is due to start at 1pm.


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