Around 1,500 people marched in Newcastle on 16 February against a proposed £100m of council cuts.
Residents, trade unionists, community activists and students united to build the protest. It was coordinated by the Stop the Cuts-Save Our Services coalition of ten different campaigns of users and workers.
We are opposing the closure of libraries, play services, youth service. Also proposed are cuts to respite care, and cuts to older people’s services and community centres.
The march was formally supported by Northern TUC, RMT, Unison, and PCS, but it was largely built by activists, including