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Monday, 19 March 2012

Candle Power


Here in Nottingham and in several other cities across the country, candlelit protests took place tonight against the Government's plans for the NHS. They appear to be quite radical, and could possibly mean the end of free medical care as we have known it for the past 60 years.

Unfortunately there wasn't much of a turnout. Probably only about 12 people in total. No press or police in attendance. A few passers by stopped to chat. Gail and I took a few photos. Alas there wasn't that much to see.

As I have covered many demonstrations in the Old Market Square before, I think I was expecting to see more of an event. Maybe it was the cold weather that put people off, or not many people knew about it. Gail didn't, she works at the local hospital!

So here's a shot of their 'glow in the dark' demo on the steps of the Council House.