Sunday, 2 October 2011

Jarrow March 2011 sets off!

Hundreds of people rallied and marched through Jarrow today ahead of setting off to London. Representatives from the PCS & RMT unions joined the marchers and spoke in support of the campaign against youth unemployment. Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror addressed the rally alongside Lizi Gray whose great-grandfather was on the original 1936 march. The march set off with the RMTs brass band and received fantastic support from local people as it passed.
A daily report and pictures to be posted here:

The march has received a huge amount of coverage in the national and local media.

The Guardian:

BBC report here:

The BBC have even been encourage to look back at the historic Jarrow March, here:

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