Thousands March In London To Protest Against Government Austerity Cuts

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Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters are marching in London today to voice their opposition to planned cuts under the new Conservative government.

Crowds are marching between the Bank of England and Parliament Square in the UK capital speaking out against public service cutbacks.

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The government says austerity measures are vital to cut the deficit but those protesting, including Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn, say that austerity is a cover for deepening inequality.

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The march was called by protest group The People’s Assembly, which said it was expecting around 75,000 people to join in but it looks like even more protesters may have descended on the capital.

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Russell Brand and Charlotte Church are among those taking part in the anti-austerity protests in London, while a separate demonstration is also taking place in Glasgow.

Placards with slogans including “Homes not Trident”, “Save Our NHS”, “A living wage for Mothers” and “Frack-free World” show some of the austerity issues with which protesters are concerned.

Speeches will be held in Parliament Square this afternoon.

The protests have remained peaceful so far, with organisers promising a “festival atmosphere”.


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