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Island's first protest march in ten years to take place today

Today (Sat 17) will see the Island's first protest march in more than a decade.

Around 200 people are expected on the streets of Ramsey to voice their disapproval over the relocation of their crown Post Office.

The group will meet at the Town Hall's car park at midday, before starting the march at 12.15.

Protesters will then head along West Street and Parliament Street before assembling outside the Post Office at the old courthouse.

There will also be copies of a new petition, asking Ramsey MHKs Allan Bell and Leonard Singer to come forward and say they're against the closure, or consider resigning their positions.

Organiser Kirsten Watley says if the MHKs aren't listening to their constituents, then they can't be acting in the best interests of the people.

Ramsey Commissioner Nigel Malpass says he and most of the other commissioners will join the march.

Police ask if you're taking part, to park in the comissioners' car parks on Station Road, Albert Road or in spaces on East Quay or West Quay.

 

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