on Twitter for more, but I understand that protesters have entered Lewisham Town Hall and let off gas cans, disrupting a meeting on £60m of cuts. Riot cops
turned up and started beating demonstrators outside, and now people are fighting with the riot police
: "Jesus, people are going for the police, they're fighting back." I used to live in Lewisham, and it's a very working class, multi-racial area of south-east London. It also has a hideous Labour mayor and administration dedicated to imposing cuts. Mayor Steve Bullock has referred to anti-cuts protesters as "fucking idiots"
. Given such a combination, it's no surprise that things are kicking off here. Apparently, the protesters are saying they were inspired by the students
. Watch this space - it's just a beginning.
ps: also see Socialist Worker's coverage
Labels: austerity, cuts, labour, lewisham, local councils, metropolitian police, riots, tories