Archive for September, 2013

Schedule for the protest

The protest against legal loan sharks on Saturday the 7th September in Ashford, Kent will run as follows:

1:30 – 2:30 – We assemble and protest outside ‘The Money Shop’ on Bank Street.

2:30 – 3:00 – We move our protest to outside ‘Pickwick Pawnbrokers’ on the High Street.

3:00 – 4:00 – We move our protest down the High Street to outside ‘Cheque Centre’.

We are very grateful for everyone who comes along, but please respect the following advice from the police: we should not obstruct any highways, nor use swear words. If possible, we have been asked to avoid naming specific companies on placards or in chants.

We hope to see you tomorrow to make it known that pay day loans are immoral and unacceptable in 2013! We look forward to seeing you with your banners and enthusiasm!


Ashford People’s Assembly.


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Five Government Departments Mobbed In Hugely Successful Day of Action By and For Disabled People

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DPAC_DWP_ProtestAnother hugely successful day of action organised by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) took place today targeting five government departments and ending with a mass lobby of Parliament.

At lunchtime disabled protesters and supporters began to gather outside four government building, all of which are culpable for creating the vicious regime that currently exists for disabled people.  Crowds of people met outside the departments of Health, Education, Transport and Climate Change to protest against soaring heating bills, increased segregation in education, inaccessible and unaffordable public transport and cuts to social care budgets and healthcare.

At the Department of Education several people briefly blocked the door as a request was made for people to be allowed entry, or for a Minister to come and address the protest which focused on the increasing segregation of disabled children in foundation schools in particular.  Shamefully not one person from the Department of Education could…

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Second Organising Meeting

Please come to our second organising meeting, 10th September 19:30 in a location in Singleton:

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Meeting Ashford PA

The next meeting for Ashford People’s Assembly against Austerity will take place on the 10th September at 19:30.

For more details and for location, please email

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Pay Day Loan Protest Ashford Kent

Ashford People’s Assembly are teaming up with Folkestone People’s Assembly to protest against legal loan sharks.

In an age of austerity with falling wages, the rise of zero hours contracts and the biggest drop in living standards for a generation, legal loan sharks are praying on the most vulnerable and pushing people even further into poverty.

This is a direct result of cynical government policy, so please join us at Bank Street  in Ashford, Kent on Saturday 7th September at 1.30 pm! We will then walk around the town to protest against the issue outside shops which deal in pay day loans.

Please bring along your banners and placards!


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For more information from the People’s Assembly and for other similar events, please visit


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