A CAVALCADE of cars and bicycles rode through Brent on Saturday (March 19) to encourage people to march against Government cuts.
Campaign group, Brent Fightback, organised the ride-out which started at the Jubilee Clock in Harlesden, before it made its way through Wembley, Willesden, Cricklewood and finished in Kilburn Square.
While the motorcade drove around, supporters gave out more than 3,000 leaflets urging the people of Brent to join the March for the Alternative protest, which will take place in central London on Saturday (March 26).
Sarah Cox, member of Brent Fightback, said: "We were trying make sure people knew about the march and give them the confidence to go and stand up against the Government cuts. I don't think people realise how drastic the cuts are and how dreadful it will be. The Government doesn't have to make these so soon and so quickly."
The march, which starts at 11am, is expected to be the largest TUC (Trade Union Congress) event for decades and the first national mobilisation against Government spending cuts.
The coalition Government has slashed its annual grant to the Labour-run Brent Council by 28 per cent.
Mrs Cox said: "It wasn't children who caused this crisis. It wasn't the pensioners. "The people have a right to be angry - they didn't cause this crisis and yet it is them who are going to suffer. Brent Council may have passed its budget but this is just the beginning. We will continue to fight for our cherished services."
Ken Montague, also from Brent Fightback, added: "The burden of the cuts are falling on ordinary working people, the poor and most vulnerable, but the people who caused the financial crisis - the bankers and hedge fund managers - are still raking in huge profits and bonuses. Why should we pay for a crisis we did not cause?"
Brent Fightback supporters will be meeting on the southbound platforms at Kilburn Tube Station, which is on the Jubilee line, and Kilburn Park Tube Station, on the Bakerloo line, at 9.30am, on Saturday (March 26) to go to the demonstration together.
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