email@example.com (Refusing2B) | 09.03.2011 19:23
Tuesday March 8th 2011 was the centenary of International Womens' Day. In Nottingham, campaigners marked this by holding a demonstration in the Market Square to highlight the impact of the cuts on women.
The demonstration involved a ballot in which participants could utilise their suffrage to vote, chosing between bankers, tax avoiders and ordinary people. There were also speeches highlighting the damage the cuts are likely to do.
The organisers also distributed balloons to people attending the demo which was an interesting touch and helped to distinguish it from any other demonstration in the Market Square. These had been provided by Unison and were in the union's colours (violent, green and white), which conveniently were also the colours of the suffragettes.
The demonstration lasted for around an hour, at which point many of those who had come along went to the TUC organised meeting at the offices of Thompsons Solicitors.