A protest has been held in Brighton tonight calling for more funding for victims of domestic violence and protesting about cuts in services. Around 100 people took part in the action, sitting outside Churchill Square Shopping Centre. It was organised to coincide with the Budget and International Women’s Day. Coloured flares were released and there were speakers who had experienced domestic violence, along with support groups.
Chancellor Philip Hammond today announced a £20 million pot of funding for women's services but Sisters Uncut Brighton described the move as a "sticking plaster which would not alleviate the funding crisis for domestic violence services". They say referrals for help have increased in the Brighton area by 28 percent in the last year. Sisters Uncut is an action group protesting against cuts to domestic violence services. The group was formed in 2014.