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Pink protest over council's attitude

Groups from across Lambeth have called a demonstration to protest at what they say is Lambeth council’s “high-handed, ill-informed decisions and its refusal to consider viable alternatives”.

The demonstration “Stand Up to Lambeth Council” on 8 October is organised by a coalition that includes trade unions, community organisations and groups campaigning against the Arches business closures, library closures, and housing demolitions.

Library campaigner Laura Swaffield said: “This is to be a peaceful event – making the point that ordinary people, families and businesses are seeing the destruction of services, homes, jobs and the rights of residents.

Participants are asked to wear PINK to signify good humour and fun – but the purpose is serious. Demonstrators will assemble at Windrush Square at noon and march to Clapham Common.

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