Management try to move protesters in Wakefield

YFJ Protesters Outside McDonalds on Kirkgate

YFJ Protesters Outside McDonalds on Kirkgate

Youth Fight for Jobs & Education organised a protest in Wakefield on 27th February against the government’s controversial workfare schemes, outside one of the companies yet to pull out, McDonald’s.

Erika Sykes, Wakefield Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Party

A small band of us met just outside the city centre store at noon and quickly had a table set up, with Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Party petitions, flyers and posters.

Two of us began handing flyers out and engaging the public outside the entranceway. The store’s management was soon quick to make an appearance, insisting that we take our action across the street.

But causing no obstruction to customers entering the store, we persisted. After an hour we must have got through over a hundred leaflets with ease, the majority of which ended up in the heads of the customers heading inwards for lunch.

The majority of people seemed curious, happy to accept a leaflet and began skimming through it as soon as you had handed it to them, eager to find out what all the fuss is about.

Others remained long enough to sign a petition either at the door or the table stand and conversed on the issue with us. It was a very successful day.

 

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