Glasgow school closures protest, 2009

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Save Our Schools was a protest movement which arose in Glasgow, Scotland in early 2009 against the proposed closure or merger of 13 primary schools and 12 nurseries in the city.[1][2]

On 3 April 2009 parents occupied Wyndford and St. Gregory's primary schools in the Wyndford area of Maryhill in the city.[3] A rally was held there on 4 April. The parents intended to remain in occupation over the Easter holiday.

A march in support of the campaign took place in Wyndford on 9 April, which was attended by around 400 people. There was a rally at the end at Wyndford Primary School, with several speakers including Bob Doris MSP, and campaign organiser Richie Venton.[4]

The campaign planned to hold a short march and rally in George Square on 17 April at 10 a.m., the day the council executive takes its decision.

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  1. ^ "Parents vow fresh protests over closures". 27 April 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sit-in parents pledge to fight on". 14 April 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sit-in protests at schools end". 18 April 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  4. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7991652.stm

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