Saturday, 20 June 2015

Photos - Massive End Austerity Demo - London - 20 June 2015

A massive anti-austerity march and rally took place today in London today, I would say at the very least 100,000 but probably a good deal more. Organisers said it could be as high as 250,000 (including Glasgow and Liverpool protests). Whatever the figure, it was largest protest that I have been on since the anti-Iraq war marches more than 10 years ago.

A large Green Bloc was in evidence, which I was very pleased about. We staked out our ant-austerity ground during the general election campaign and this turn out just reinforces Green party image of us fighting against the savage government cuts expected in this Parliament from the Tories.

Meeting up at outside of the Bank of England

Noel Lynch of Green Left

Martin Francis of Green Left

Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas at the head of the Green Bloc

Rally at Parliament Square

Pete Murry of Green Left

Romayne Phoenix of Green Left welcomes the marchers to the rally with a barnstorming speech

This is just the start of a series of protests including some direct action and maybe some industrial action too. Let's make things as difficult as we can for the Tory government as they try to dismantle the welfare state for their own purely ideological reasons.

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