The rally heard speeches from trade unionists, the Labour group leader Alan Rhodes, and people who use the services.
There was even a speech from Hugo Blanco, veteran Peruvian peasant leader and contemporary of Che Guevara, about the need to overthrow capitalism. The rally finished with chants of “No ifs, no buts, no cuts,” loud enough to be heard up in the council chamber. They could also have been heard at a nearby school where David Cameron and Nick Clegg were speaking. Union members were hugely buoyed by the size of the lobby and were starting to talk about the next steps in the campaign to resist the cuts.
Many recognise that industrial action needs to be on the table. (Socialist Worker)
I was even more pleased to hear that in Cardiff they cancelled a meeting they had organised so that it did not clash with Hugo's meeting.