Anti-cuts group, UK Uncut, is planning to stage a human roadblock in Northampton on Saturday, in opposition to the Government’s proposed changes to legal aid.
Campaigners claim the government is launching the “biggest attack yet on our rights, freedoms, and equality.”
In protest, the UK Uncut group plans to meet at the shoe statue, in Abington Street, before blocking off traffic at an undisclosed location in the town.
Organisers claim the act of mass civil disobedience will show “we won’t take this assault on our equality before the law”.
Protesters also plan to block roads in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, Hull and Norwich.
UK Uncut spokesman Jim Thompson said: “The Government’s proposals will destroy legal aid, blocking access to justice for all but the rich.
“We know that our roadblocks for justice protests will be disruptive. We know that they will stop the traffic. But we also know that this kind of direct action works to make the Government take notice.”
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “We have one of the best legal professions in the world, but cannot close our eyes to the fact that - at around £2 billion - legal aid is costing too much.
“The Government’s legal aid reforms will create a sustainable legal aid system that will still be one of the most generous in the world. We want to ensure the limited public funds available are targeted at those cases and people who need it most.
“At a time when major financial challenges are being felt by businesses and households across the country, the legal sector cannot be immune from the Government’s commitment to getting better value for every penny of taxpayers’ money we spend.”