KING’S LYNN: New street protest on welfare reforms
Protestors against benefit reforms will take to the streets in Lynn again tomorrow to urge people to fight changes.
Campaigners believe low-income families, the vulnerable and disabled will be hit by widespread reforms - including the so-called bedroom tax - being touted as a way of targeting ‘scroungers.’
Linda Cox, 47, founder of King’s Lynn Against Welfare Reforms, said: “I just see widespread poverty and homelessness.
“The people who I have spoken to who will be affected just don’t have any money to take any hits on their income in any way.
“The issue is the sheer amount of cuts all at once. Everybody agrees that work should pay more than benefits but the jobs have to be there.”
Lynn Trades Council, Lynn Coalition of Resistance and West Norfolk Disability Information Service are expected to join the protest.
Campaigners will be looking to add to their 100-signature petition. They will be outside Wimpy, in New Conduit Street, 12pm - 2pm.
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