DPAC joined activists in Birmingham today from major trade unions in the city, including UNISON, GMB, CYWU, UNITE, NUT, UNITE, UCU, NASUWT, PCS, CWU as well as campaigns such as UK UNCUT, community choirs and residents associations.
About 1,000 people marched through the city against £300 million of cuts which will devastate services and lead to 7,000 workers losing their jobs.
It was said that there will be cuts of £50 million of adult care budget, 11,000 disabled people to lose their eligibility to funding, and £4 million will be cut off support for disabled pupils in schools.
In an interview with Central television, DPAC co founder Bob Findlay, spoke of disabled people who will “end up prisoners in their own homes”
Demonstration gathered at Birmingham Cathedral and marched through the main shopping streets. As the march reached a branch of Barclays protestors stopped and chanted ‘pay your taxes’. As they reached each of Philip Green’s shops the chant was repeated. BHS shut their doors.
At the same time as the march UKuncut protestors were targetting a number of shops for not paying tax.