Protests in Notts Mark 63rd Anniversary of NHS

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On Tuesday 5th July, the NHS marked its 63rd anniversary. Campaigners in Notts marked the event with a series of protests against the Health and Social Care Bill. On Tuesday there were protests at Bassetlaw Hospital and London Road roundabout, Nottingham. The following Saturday campaigners held a day of action for the NHS which included a trial of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and visits to Virgin Media, HSBC and Vodafone, all implicated in different ways in the current situation of the NHS.

On the newswire: Cuts campaigners @ HSBC Vodafone Virgin & the rest | NHS Campaigners hang Andrew Lansley for his crimes | Virgin: Hands Off Our NHS! | Anti-Privatisation Campaigners Protest Virgin | HSBC occupied to save the NHS | NHS Anniversary Event: BBC roundabout, Nottingham | Campaigners celebrate 63rd Birthday of the NHS | Notts SOS calls for action to save our NHS | Save Our NHS Day of Action: Saturday July 9th

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Events included a rally at Speakers’ Corner, Market Square, in which Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was “put on trial” followed by a demonstration outside Virgin Media, part of the Virgin Group, who are well positioned to capitalise on the impacts of the Bill. Meanwhile Notts Uncut demonstrated outside HSBC who have been capitalising on PFI schemes to rip-off the NHS and well-known tax dodgers Vodafone.

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