Protests against army cuts

British troops in Afghanistan Credit: Press Association

Parents of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are taking part in protests against plans to reduce the size of the army.

Demonstrations will be held at war memorials across the region. A list of events can be found below. A protest will also be carried out at the cenotaph in central London.

They protests have been organised by Dee Edwards , who set up the group Protest Against MoD Cuts. It follows an announcement by the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond that the army will be cut from 102,000 to 82,000 personnel.

From 10:30am the following protests at war memorials are being held in the region:

  • Bolsover

  • Doncaster

  • Leeds Headrow

  • Mansfield

  • Scarborough