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In pictures: there was a protest to save the Feminist Library last night

We recently shared the sad news that the Feminist Library on Westminster Bridge Road could be forced to close its doors after 30 years. According to the library's Facebook page, 'Southwark Council is threatening to close down the Feminist Library on 1st March unless the Library agrees to an immediate increase in our rent from £12,000 to £30,000 a year' - ironically, the same date as Women's History Month kicks off.

But they aren't going down without a fight. Last night, supporters of the library staged a protest outside Southwark Council, where the council was holding its budget setting meeting. They also handed in a petition calling on the council to withdraw the eviction notice and work with the library to gradually increase the rent. 

Take a look at some pictures from the protest:

 

A photo posted by Yuki (@vermilionsands) on

 

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A photo posted by Renata Malzoni (@rmalzoni) on

 

A video posted by Renata Malzoni (@rmalzoni) on

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