Saturday 20th October 2012
The streets of London filled with people furious with the assaults on workers from the government today. And class anger ran through the demonstration.
Watch photos of today's march here on Flickr
Many marchers delighted in yesterday’s resignation of Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell after he called a cop a “pleb”. Everywhere people carried placards declaring themselves “plebs” against the Tories.
The anger also broke through when members of Disabled People Against Cuts occupied the road at Marble Arch at the end of the demo, blocking the way in to plush Park Lane.
Over 150,000 marched in London according to the TUC. The Scottish TUC said that over 10,000 marched through Glasgow, while up 10,000 marched through Belfast, according to Northern Ireland ICTU.
On all the protests the battalions of organised labour came out in strength. Seas of union banners, placards and balloons made a vibrant display. The Unison contingent filled Whitehall. The Unite ...