Thousands of supporters of the Defend The Ten Lambeth libraries campaign rallied in Windrush Square today (9 April) after marching there from the Carnegie library in Herne Hill via the Minet library in Myatt’s Fields.
Both are closed in preparation for their conversion into “healthy living centres” to be run by Lambeth council’s leisure provider, GLL.
Local campaigners were joined by library supporters from Barnet, Liverpool and elsewhere and by doctors from King’s College hospital who are campaigning against a new contract being imposed on them by government.
Organisers put the number of protesters at 2,000, making one of the largest in Brixton for some time. The figure was even more impressive with a “Cameron must resign” protest in central London going on at the same time.