Campaigners who are against the so-called bedroom tax gathered at Grey's Monument in Newcastle today to protest against evictions.
It follows a government announcement that those in social housing with one spare bedroom will have their housing benefit cut by 14%, while those with two or more unoccupied rooms will see it reduced by 25%.
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