Bill Byrd and Vivian Willis carrying the banner of Yeovil & District Trades Union Council are pictured here with singer Billy Bragg and Bridgwater student Laura Costello on the 500 strong student protest march through Taunton today. . The bright red trade union banner was much appreciated by the students. The event was reported at lunch-time on BBC Points West and ITV's The West Country Tonight.
March Organiser Robert Thompson was interviewed on the BBC. He will be speaking at Yeovil TUC's May Day anti-cuts event on 29th April at Unity Hall. Ken Keable from Yeovil TUC said " It's important to bring the trade union movement and the students together and to let the students see that are being supported by the trade union movement. The next thing is to get students to the TUC national anti-cuts march in London on 26th March."