Protest was part of national campaign
MORE than 200 people turned out on a damp Saturday afternoon to protest in Nottingham city centre against the so-called "bedroom tax".
The crowds gathered with banners and, in the case of one group, a mattress, in an attempt to get the Government to reconsider changes to housing benefit that will come in from April 1.
It was one of around 60 protests to take place across the country against the changes.
The Nottingham protest was organised by 33-year-old Alice Grice, of Hucknall.
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She said: "There is clearly a massive strength of feeling against these changes given how many people have turned up when the weather isn't that bright.
"People are worried about what the future holds when these changes come in – the Government shouldn't be doing this. It will hit the most vulnerable hardest."
The protest's national organiser, Dr Eoin Clarke, said the "cruel plans" would target the most vulnerable in society.
He said: "It punishes the disabled, single parents, carers, the terminally ill, soldiers serving on the front line and foster parents with more than one foster child.
"Most Tory supporters are not in favour of this bedroom tax and many are appalled.
"It is not about left and right, it is about right and wrong."