News

Tens of thousands in central London protesting against austerity

Protest against spending cuts. Image: @TfLTrafficNews

Protest against spending cuts. Image: @TfLTrafficNews

Organizers believe that it’s possible up to a quarter of million people took part in today’s anti-austerity march and rally in central London.

Celebrities such as Russell Brand and Charlotte Church took part.

Charlotte said the doctrine of spending cuts to achieve economic recovery is ‘unethical, unfair and unnecessary.’

Screen grab of BBC's live news coverage of the march. Image: BBC News- used for purpose of reporting public interest news event and its media coverage.

Screen grab of BBC’s live news coverage of the march. Image: BBC News- used for purpose of reporting public interest news event and its media coverage.

The London rally coincided with supporting marches in Glasgow and Liverpool.

Charlotte added:

We are in one of the richest nations in the world and social inequality is unacceptable.

I’m immensely proud to be here. I think this is a brilliant movement and it is for the common good. We are here to make a stand.

Labour London Mayoral hopeful Diane Abbott addressed the crowds before the marchers set off for the Palace of Westminster.

The event has been organised by the People’s Assembly.










 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s