Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Manchester People's Assemby Report

AS Tory party delegates retreated behind a ring of steel walls at Manchester's Central Convention Complex on Sunday, over 80,000 people filled the city's streets to protest at government austerity measures. 
It was the biggest demonstration in Manchester in years. As well as tens of thousands of local people, 100 coaches came from across the country - from London, Cardiff, Brighton, Bristol, Sunderland, Newcastle and elsewhere.  
But we didn't stop there.  Everyday the Tories have been in Manchester we have been too.  Last night over 8,000 people came to the Manchester Cathedral to hear Jeremy Corbyn, Natalie Bennett, Owen Jones and others at the 'People's Post' rally organised by the CWU and People's Assembly. At the same time 2,000 people rammed into the Manchester Academy for the Beat Back! gig with Super Furry Animals, Charlotte Church and Public Service Broadcasting. 
Hundreds marched to the conference centre to save our NHS earlier today, Disabled People Against Cuts held a direct action outside the entrance to the conference centre & countless other events and actions have taken place.
The People's Media Hub has been covering the protests and events and have produced some fantastic video's of the week. 
We'll be uploading lots more, including protest videos, interviews with special guests, analysis and on the ground reports. Watch this space.
Today is the last day of the week of action and events include protests and meetings on Climate Change, film screenings and we've just announced the details of the final event:

The People vs The Tories - a review of the week
Wednesday 7 October, 6:30pm @ Central Hall Manchester
with: Owen Jones, Terry Christian, Shelly Asquith (NUS), Penny Hicks, Manchester People's Assembly, Teddy Williams, Junior Doctor, Dawn Taylor, NUT

Free event but please register - click here to register
The People's Media Hub has been made possible by filmmakers, editors and writers from Real MediaMedia Reform CoalitionLet Me Look TV, the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting FreedomFourman Films and Reclaim the Power. A massive thanks to everyone's hard work over the last few days!
The People's Assembly Against Austerity

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