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Gildernew urges support for anti-cuts rally

Published: 9 October, 2014

Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has encouraged people to support Saturday's rally against Tory welfare cuts in Belfast city centre.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's rally in Writer's Square, which is being organised by the community and voluntary sector, Ms Gildernew said;

"There is a growing concern across all communities about the impact of the welfare cuts the Tory-led government is trying to impose on us.

"Charities, church leaders, community groups and trade unions have all raised concerns about the effect these cuts would have on the most vulnerable in our society.

"For our part, Sinn Féin is totally opposed to the imposition of Tory welfare cuts.

"These cuts are designed by a cabinet of millionaires to punish the poor and take money out of the pockets of those least able to afford it.

"We are calling on all political parties to present a united front to the British treasury to protect the most vulnerable in all our communities from the ravages of these cuts.

"Saturday's rally, organised by the community and voluntary sector, provides an opportunity for people from all communities to come together and send out a clear message to the Tory-led coalition that these cuts are completely unacceptable.

"The rally will be held in Writer's Square, Belfast, on Saturday at 1pm and I am encouraging as many people as possible to come along."