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Hundreds protest in Nottingham after community centre closes

ANGER: Marchers in Nottingham

HUNDREDS OF people marched through the streets of Nottingham recently to protest against the closure or relocation of the Marcus Garvey Day Centre. 

Despite receiving news that Nottingham City Council had decided to withdraw its plan to relocate the Marcus Garvey Day Centre service, the Marcus Garvey Action Group decided against cancellation of the protest. march which had been scheduled to take place later that day. 

Supporters led by the campaign organisers followed a route through the city centre and eventually arrived at the city’s Council House, outside which the demonstration continued despite the wet and windy weather.

Amongst the speakers was David Weaver who asked those gathered at the rally outside of the Council House to congratulate the Action Group for “doing such sterling work in getting so many people here.” before going on to pay tribute to the Windrush Generation."

He continued`; The Council are saying that they’ve reversed their decision. They’ve made a decision in the budget to review the budget. But you know something? As the son of a Minister in God I trust, anybody else is on probation.”

Weaver warned the crowds against complacency and urged that they continue to lobby, fight and demand right through until the new administration is formed following the recent local elections.

Also speaking at the rally was Lee Jasper, who served as Senior Policy Advisor on Equalities to the then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone until he resigned in March 2008.

He said, “The Marcus Garvey (Centre) must be respected as an institution that belongs to one of the oldest settled black communities here in the United Kingdom.” 

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