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Video of Blockaded: Birmingham Council House cuts meeting

Brum Activist | 28.02.2013 22:23 | Public sector cuts | Birmingham

The richest are taking huge tax breaks while we are hit by £101million of cuts to public services, facing the bedroom tax, our schools are being turned into academies, waste collection is drying up, and youth and social services are being closed.

On Tuesday Birmingham Councillors met to vote through the cuts for this year, without any mandate. They went against Birmingham's millions to serve Birmingham's millionaires, but the people of Birmingham weren't going to let them get away with it...

The destruction of Birmingham’s local services leaves people with only one option to express themselves democratically: protests. On Tuesday dozens of people blockaded the council house at every entrance, which had Birmingham residents linking arms and preventing entry to Councillors. During the meeting a few hours ago I was tackled out of the council chamber twice for breaking in to the meeting and shouting at the council leadership.

Brum Activist


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