Replica missile pushed through Leeds city centre

PIC: James Hardisty

PIC: James Hardisty

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Members of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) held a rally in Leeds at the weekend.

They assembled at Victoria Gardens, outside Leeds City Art Gallery, on Saturday, where speakers included Tim Roache, General Secretary of GMB, and then marched through the city, with participants pushing a giant replica missile which carried the banner ‘scrap Trident save our public service’,

One of the groups taking part was Leeds No Borders, which is calling for the right to work for asylum seekers, equal rights and pay for migrant workers. “This small change would have a massive effect on people’s lives and save the taxpayer a huge amount of money,” said Emily Jennings from Leeds No Borders before the event.

One asylum seeker, who did not wish to be named, said: “As someone seeking asylum since 2013, I find the law that prevents me from working completely unjust.”

Prime Minster Theresa May, speaking at a Conservative campaign event held at the Shine Centre, Harehills Road, Leeds, on April 27, 2017.  Picture:  James Hardisty

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