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Thousands expected at Bristol anti-austerity rally

More than 30 organisations are involved in the anti-austerity event. Photo: ITV West Country

Thousands of people are expected to attend an anti-austerity rally in Bristol this weekend.

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees is backing the event at College Green.

Bristol City Council says it needs to make £104million savings over the next five years because of budget cuts from central government.

£104m
savings Bristol City Council says it needs to make over the next five years because of cuts
Around 6,000 people marched through Bristol earlier this year protesting education cuts. Credit: ITV West Country

Mr Rees is due to visit Westminster next Tuesday with leaders from other city councils.

The Mayor will discuss the cuts with the Government and request more resources for Bristol.

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees will travel to Westminster next week. Credit: ITV West Country

The Mayor has enlisted the help of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn to promote the event this Saturday.

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The march begins at 12pm on Saturday.