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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Rugby Observer report on the Jarrow March in Rugby
THE JARROW Marchers rolled into Rugby this week protesting against the Government's handling of the continuing economic slump. Around 50 marchers - recreating the famous 300 mile protest of 1936 from the north east to London against poverty and unemployment - arrived in the town centre yesterday (Tuesday). They marched and protested against the Government's handling of rising unemployment, with local trade unionists and socialist political groups backing them. The marchers first arrived at the Sheaf and Sickle pub in Long Lawford for lunch before a rally at the clock tower. Tonight (Wednesday), the marchers will attend an anti-cuts meeting at which railway and maritime workers union leader Bob Crow will address them. It takes place at the United Railway Club on Railway Terrace.
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