At a rally today before the march through London, showing solidarity with many library workers, authors and artists including Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, Philip Ardagh, Peter Bunzl, Bobandroberta Smith, Anthony McGowan and Katriona Beales of the Artists Union England.
Lord Bird, founder of the Big Issue, was there with his young son, and gave a good short speech.
A nice policeman took my photo, telling me he’s going to march for libraries when he retires in five years’ time. Sadly there may be none left by then. Traffic beeped support as we marched along the Euston Road before turning south towards Trafalgar Square.