To commemorate the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre, Make Votes Matter has been invited to form a bloc at the Peterloo Massacre March for Democracy, hosted by Greater Manchester TUC. We will follow one of the routes taken by the Peterloo protestors to March into Manchester, before joining with other organisations for a rally in Albert Square - feet away from the site of the massacre.
The Make Votes Matter bloc will be meeting at Alexandra Park, at the corner of Claremont Road, at 11.30am on 18th August. We will then march to Albert Square for the rally beginning at 1pm. Bring a home made banner calling for electoral reform - or pick up one of our MVM placards.
This promises to be a family day, with interesting cross-party speakers and entertainment. It will also be a great opportunity to reach out to potential supporters - we will need all hands on deck to hand out our leaflets along the route and to the crowd in Albert Square!