James Chapman and Richard Hartley-parkinson
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thousands of people gathered in cities across the UK today to take part in mass demonstrations against pension reforms – with fears that the protests could turn violent.
Pickets were formed outside schools, courts, job centres and airports as public sector workers walked out over the Government’s plans.
The marches will rub salt into the wounds of parents forced to stay at home with an estimated one million children off school, as 750,000 teachers and other public sector workers go on strike.
Riot police were put on standby in anticipation of trouble in Central London, as anarchist group Black Bloc threatened ‘a day of rage’ and 10,000 officers have had their leave cancelled.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 6:17 am