The Peoples March for the NHS, which is campaigning to save the NHS from privatisation, will pass through Hunslet, Belle Isle and Middleton on Saturday (23 August 2014).
“The Government have legislated to open the NHS to the open market. We believe every penny saved in the NHS should go back into improving and developing our NHS. We don’t want to see private companies operating in the NHS under the heading of ‘efficiency’ when we know they are accountable to their share holders, who are only interested in maximum profit before patient health care.”
The march started in Jarrow in the north east, just like the famous Jarrow Crusade of 1936 which was protesting against unemployment and poverty. And like the Jarrow marchers today’s marchers are taking their case to Parliament in London. It arrives in Leeds on Friday 22 August) and there will be a rally at 5pm outside the Art Gallery on The Headrow.
On Saturday morning it will leave the city centre at 10am, making its way along Low Road, Church Street and Balm Road in Hunslet, then up Belle Isle Road and along Sharp Lane. The day’s march will finish in Wakefield at about 4:30pm.
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