Saturday, July 5, 2014

Retirees fight for free public transport in UK

The Guardian: "Eleven days ago, on 23 June, I attended the latest of the South Yorkshire Freedom Rides, organised by Barnsley Retirees Action Group (BRAG). About 50 or 60 elderly and disabled people turned up at Barnsley railway station determined to continue our campaign for free train travel by travelling without paying on the train. Some of the 60 had come down just to cheer the rest on. About 40 bought tickets to Wombwell, the first stop down the line, with the intention of freedom riding from Wombwell to Meadowhall."

Photo credit: The Freedom Riders at one of their protests in May this year Photograph: Fran Postlethwaite, Barnsley Retirees Action Group

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