21st June Demonstration

MP Caroline Lucas and Jeremy Corbyn MP – People’s Assembly Against Austerity March

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Matt Wrack #FBU: The People’s Assembly Demonstration Against Austerity June 21st

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General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, Matt Wrack explains why firefighters save people, not banks at the People’s Assembly March Against Austerity on June 21st 2014 outside Parliament.

 

Tens of thousands march in London against coalition’s austerity measures

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Tens of thousands march in London against coalition’s austerity measures

An estimated 50,000 people in London addressed by speakers, including Russell Brand, after People’s Assembly march


By Kevin Rawlinson & other agencies 21st June 2014


Russell Brand

Russell Brand told the marchers there will be a ‘peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution’ against austerity in the UK. Photograph: Rex Features

Tens of thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday afternoon in protest at austerity measures introduced by the coalition government. The demonstrators gathered before the Houses of Parliament, where they were addressed by speakers, including comedians Russell Brand and Mark Steel.

An estimated 50,000 people marched from the BBC’s New Broadcasting House in central London to Westminster.

“The people of this building [the House of Commons] generally speaking do not represent us, they represent their friends in big business. It’s time for us to take back our power,” said Brand.

“This will be a peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution and I’m very grateful to be involved in the People’s Assembly.”

“Power isn’t there, it is here, within us,” he added. “The revolution that’s required isn’t a revolution of radical ideas, but the implementation of ideas we already have.”

 

A spokesman for the People’s Assembly, which organised the march, said the turnout was “testament to the level of anger there is at the moment”.

He said that Saturday’s action was “just the start”, with a second march planned for October in conjunction with the Trades Union Congress, as well as strike action expected next month.

Read more in the Guardian