UK - Around 100 scheme members who lost pension savings when their firms collapsed, marched on Downing Street on Saturday - despite the government's £400m offer of help.
The march was organised by the Pensions Action Group with some members dressed as suffragettes while many carried loaves of bread to symbolise how much the fund would give each person who had lost out.
Action group member Andrew Parr explained that the government’s offer to the 60,000 people affected worked out at about £1 a day over 20 years – “just enough to buy a loaf of bread”.
He added: “The march was visually one of the best protests we have carried out and we were surprised by how many people thought the government had now solved the problem. As soon as we broke it down for them, they were right behind us.”
The suffragettes chained themselves to Downing Street gates before marching on to Victoria Tower Gardens where they stopped at the statue of suffragette figurehead, Emmeline Pankhurst.
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