Marchers in capital for demo

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WEARSIDERS are today on their way to the capital to take part in a demonstration against Government austerity measures along with thousands of other people from across the country.

A coach-load of protesters left Park Lane bus station early this morning, as they travel to London for the protest march.

Once there, they will be part of a march organised by a number of trade unions and the People’s Assembly.

Silksworth man Mark Tyers, 29, is one of those making the trip.

“This is a national demonstration against Government cuts and privatisation measures,” said Mr Tyers.

“We are particularly unhappy about the proposed closure of Sunderland Central Fire Station.”

The march is set to begin outside the BBC building in Portland Place.

It will culminate at Parliament Square in Westminster.

The city’s central fire station is due to close after 2017 as part of cost-cutting measures.