WASPI campaigners follow in the footsteps of the Suffragettes

Women from North Devon joined a demonstration outside Parliament yesterday (Wednesday) against ‘unfair’ pension rules.

The Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) event was held to highlight the ‘hardship and unfairness’ suffered by women born in the 1950s who will have to wait longer for pensions because of changes in the law.

The demonstration coincided with the 1909 anniversary of Emmeline Pankhurst marching to Parliament with hundreds of Suffragettes, to present a petition to Prime Minister Asquith.

A mass choir of 200 women - joined by MPs - gathered opposite the Houses of Parliament to sing the WASPI anthem together with protestors on the pavements of Westminster.

WASPI has a meeting at Barnstaple Library on Thursday, July 14 in the Henry Williamson Room from 6-8pm. Any women with pensions concerns are welcome to attend.

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