York & North Yorkshire

Protesters march in York over public spending cuts

A protest has taken place in York against the government's public spending cuts.

Workers, students and union representatives joined the march through the city from Parliament Street.

Chancellor George Osborne announced deep public spending cuts on Wednesday.

The York Stop the Cuts Right to Work campaign organised the event, which included speakers from unions and community groups.

The government said the cuts are necessary to reduce the UK's £155bn deficit and strengthen the UK's economy in the long term. It aims to save £83bn in four years.

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