Protest in Nottingham over Royal Mail sell-off

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Protesters took to the streets of Nottingham opposed to plans to sell-off the Royal Mail

Hundreds of people have been protesting in Nottingham against government plans to privatise the Royal Mail.

The demonstration was the latest in a campaign by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) against the proposals.

About 300 postal workers and local residents took part in Saturday afternoon's rally.

Lee Barron, Midlands regional secretary for the CWU, said: "People in Nottingham don't want the post to be privatised."

He said: "We've already seen post office closures in Nottinghamshire and privatisation will bring more cuts and closures.

"Private companies are only interested in profit, not in delivering mail to every house, urban or rural, six days a week."

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