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On the day it turned out to be the biggest trade union demonstration in Coventry since the 1970s. They came in their hundreds from all parts of the city and from all public sector trade unions as well as from trade unions that were not on strike that day - the FBU was well represented. By the time of the rally at the end of the march through Coventry city centre some 2,500 trade unionists and their families were crammed into the area known as Speakers Corner opposite the Council building.