May Day

01 May 2014

 

May 1    May 2   May 1

 

Members met at midday at Clerkenwell Green, an area with strong radical roots – Wat Tyler camped the reduring the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 and George Loveless, the first of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to return to Britain after transportation to Australia, was welcomed back with a mass meeting on the green in 1838 – and moved off at 1pm, marching behind an RMT brass band with activists from many other trade unions as well as workers from other countries, pensioners, students, and anti-globalisation campaigners, through central London to a rally in Trafalgar Square.

The march this year was dedicated to the memory of Tony Benn and Bob Crow, two men who did so much for the labour movement in this country.

 

 

 

 

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