Posted: Thu 1st Dec 2011

Hundreds March Through Wrexham Against Public Sector Cuts

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This article is old - Published: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2011

Hundreds of public sector workers marched through Wrexham yesterday in protest against government cuts.

Wrexham Council workers stood alongside teachers, lecturers, police and court workers in a show of defiance against public sector cuts with many worried about proposed reductions to their pensions.

A march was held from Queens Square at approximately 12pm which saw hundreds of people marching through town blowing whistles and vuvuzelas.

The march ended at the Grove Park Little Theatre where a number of union leaders and other figures spoke.

Picket lines were held outside council buildings, Wrexham police station, Wrexham Magistrates Court, Yale College and Glyndwr University.

The majority of the town’s schools were closed as was Yale College; Glyndwr University remained open, although a number of its lecturers formed a picket line at the gates to university.

A large amount of council services were affected with most libraries, country parks and leisure centres closed, Contact Wrexham on Lord Street was also closed.

Below are a number of pictures taken from the march by Twitter user @dilgriff

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