The publicity has already gone out from trade unions and the Salford TUC advertising a `Salford Feeder March to Manchester for National Protest at Conservative Party Conference'.
Backed by Salford TUC, Greater Manchester TUC, Salford City UNISON, Unite 406 and many community campaigns, the Salford section is set to assemble at 10am in Bexley Square on 29th September, before marching to Manchester to merge with the main national march on Liverpool Road, and proceeding to a rally in Whitworth Park.
Now those plans are in doubt, the Salford Star understands, although Greater Manchester Police would neither confirm nor deny that they were behind any potential ban.
"We're waiting to hear from the police and the North West TUC about the finalisation of the programme" says Stefan Cholewka, secretary of Greater Manchester Association of Trades Councils.
When the Conservative Party Conference was last held in Manchester in October 2011, hundreds of Salford people met at Bexley Square before marching to meet the main national protest outside GMex (see previous Salford Star article – click here).
Now, the Star believes, the problem is with finding a space in Manchester for the Salford march to end, as people with disabilities, families with children and the elderly cannot be expected to walk miles to Whitworth Park for the TUC rally. Local trade unionists wanted somewhere central, in Manchester, where the Salford march could finish with a smaller rally to give people a voice in their own city.
The Salford Star is awaiting a comment from Greater Manchester Police, but local activists say told us that, even if the Salford march is banned, they will go ahead anyway…
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