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Protestors to march over plans to turn street lights off

People in Cambridge opposed to plans to switch off street lights overnight to save money will march through the city today.

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Protestors to march against plans to turn street lights off in Cambridge

Parts of Cambridge could be plunged into darkness. Credit: ITV News Anglia

People in Cambridge opposed to plans to switch off street lights overnight to save money will march through the city today.

The 'Keep Cambridge Lights Bright' campaign says the money-saving scheme is ill-advised and will leave people in darkness and put them in danger.

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The County Council wants to switch off some lights from midnight until 6am every night and dim all lights.

Click below to hear from a local student

"Lights are key to people feeling safe and also to being safe.

So when you don't have lights, you can't identify an attacker, and people feel like they have the security of darkness to attack.

My concerns are that people won't feel safe so they won't go out. Cambridge won't be thriving anymore."

– Beth Cloughton, Trinity College

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

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