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Posted on 16 November 2018 at 15:17 GMT
Socialist Party members and supporters outside parliament demanding a general election, 11.12.18 , photo Ra Ragavan (Click to enlarge)
We demand a general election now!
After a day in which Theresa May and the Tories showed they are unable to govern, members of London Socialist Party went to Parliament to demand a general election.
On Westminister Bridge, 11.12.18, photo by Ra Ragavan (Click to enlarge)
We wore yellow vests in solidarity with the 'gilet jaune' protesters in France.
Others called off their protests (after Theresa May called off the vote on her Brexit deal in parliament) but now is not a time to step back.
Jeremy Corbyn and the trade union leaders should call a massive demonstration - we need a mass movement on the streets, in our workplaces and among young people!
Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party
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