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UK: 'Hands off our NHS!' protesters march to parliament 02:41

UK: 'Hands off our NHS!' protesters march to parliament

United Kingdom, London
January 28, 2017 at 19:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters marched to parliament in London on Saturday, demanding that the UK government ceases to carry out cuts to the National Health Service (NHS).

Chanting "no ifs no buts, no NHS cuts", the protesters demonstrated outside the parliament building, with one group carrying a fake coffin depicting the NHS logo, and others holding up banners or placards stating their cause.

The protesters are concerned that the UK government under Prime Minister Theresa May intends to fragment the NHS "in order to sell it off". While May assured the NHS would continue to be free at the point of delivery, she did not rule out that it could be part of a trade deal with the United States in the future.

Health Campaigns Together (HCT) is preparing for a large protest to be held in London on March 4, saying the NHS has reached "breaking point".

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Protesters marched to parliament in London on Saturday, demanding that the UK government ceases to carry out cuts to the National Health Service (NHS).

Chanting "no ifs no buts, no NHS cuts", the protesters demonstrated outside the parliament building, with one group carrying a fake coffin depicting the NHS logo, and others holding up banners or placards stating their cause.

The protesters are concerned that the UK government under Prime Minister Theresa May intends to fragment the NHS "in order to sell it off". While May assured the NHS would continue to be free at the point of delivery, she did not rule out that it could be part of a trade deal with the United States in the future.

Health Campaigns Together (HCT) is preparing for a large protest to be held in London on March 4, saying the NHS has reached "breaking point".

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