Saturday, 18 December 2010

Bury St Edmunds protest TAX DODGERS

A damp squib? As far as I could tell only three people turned up to demonstrate and distribute leaflets outside Vodaphone and TopShop. We need to get this better organised in the new year.

At one point the ARC security team sent in their "attack dogs" [street sweepers] to clear the protest. What next "water cannons"?

BBC coverage of events nationwide:

Tax protesters step up protest against stores
Protester Rebecca Davies, 32, said: "Over four years £100bn is expected to be lost from the public purse to tax avoidance, which could pay for so many of the cuts that will hit the poorest in our society.

"The argument that the only way to cut the public deficit is to cut public services is a lie. The coalition is ideologically smashing a public sector that supports the poorest."

The group says reclaiming unpaid tax from business was an alternative to the government's planned cuts.

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