‘Cuts leave scars’: thousands join protest over NHS funding

Full story in The Guardian, 30 June 2018

Tens of thousands of people have marched through London to mark the NHS’s 70th anniversary and demand an end to government cuts and further privatisation of the health service.

Bearing placards reading “Cuts leave scars”, “For people not profit” and “Democracy or corporate power” demonstrators moved down Whitehall on Saturday afternoon to the chant of “Whose NHS? Our NHS”.

They stopped outside Downing Street to demand Theresa May’s resignation en route to the stage where they were greeted by the National Health Singers choir singing “the NHS needs saving, don’t let them break it”.