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'Smash bedroom tax' rally

A rally is being held in Newcastle to protest against the Government's cut to housing benefit.

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'Bedroom tax' protests in Newcastle

Protests in Newcastle Credit: ITV

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%.

Singing a petition Credit: ITV

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