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Protesters hand over 3600 signature petition to keep nurseries open

Tue, 21 Feb 2012

Chief Minister Allan Bell with campaigner Amy Burns
Chief Minister Allan Bell with campaigner Amy Burns

A petition featuring 3600 signatures has been handed to the Chief Minister.

The document calls for the Government to reverse a decision to shut all state funded preschools and nurseries on the Island.

Protesters are remaining outside Tynwald whilst the budget is delivered.

Amy Burns, an organiser of the protest, says preschool is vital to a child's development [play clip]

Allan Bell received the petition ahead of the budget speech. He says he' saddened by the cuts, but that difficult decisions have to be taken [play clip]

 

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