The huge turn out filled the streets from Lewisham Shopping Centre to Mountsfield Park in Catford well over a mile away. The demonstration comes ahead of an expected announcement on the closures by Tory dimwit Jeremy Hunt this week.
The passionate and emotional protest drew huge support as people stood outside shops businesses waving flags and cheering, whilst motorists stuck in traffic due to the demonstration honked their horns in encouragement.
Should the brutal cuts to the hospital go ahead then almost a million people will be dependent on just one A&E. Today’s protest showed the rage locally at the decision, whilst many people travelled from across London in solidarity.
The Tory Government lied that the NHS would be safe in their hands, whilst behind the scenes they planned hospital closures, job losses and privatisation. More marches are planned and direct action has been announced should Hunt not be an end to the plans this week. The strength of today’s march shows that the fight to protect the NHS and local hospitals everywhere may be the biggest fight this toff Government has faced to far.
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