#4Demands: Masses take to London streets protesting Cameron & austerity (VIDEOS)
Amazing turnout for the #4Demands demo. Setting of at 2pm for rally at Trafalgar
A huge number of people from across the UK are marching in London, calling for an end to government austerity measures and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.
Thousands of demonstrators from trade unions and a range of organizations campaigning on health, education, housing and jobs have joined the march
The anti-government rally kicked off at 2pm and has now reached Trafalgar Square, where anti-austerity councillors and event organizer the People’s Assembly Against Austerity are addressing the crowd.
Today’s rally follows last Saturday’s protest, which saw crowds gathered outside 10 Downing Street demanding Cameron’s resignation in the wake of the Panama Papers leak that exposed his late father’s offshore dealings.
Today’s protest sees thousands of people, including children, calling for an end to public service cuts in a defiant but upbeat atmosphere.
“Tories out, refugees in”, “Down with dodgy Dave”, “Cut war not welfare” and some “Oink, oink” noises are just some of the rallying cries being used in addition to a huge variety of signs, songs and chants.
The hashtag #4Demands is the top trending topic in the UK today, with almost 30,000 tweets posted so far.
Many people have also taken to social media to point out the lack of coverage of the demonstration on mainstream media, in particular public service broadcaster, the BBC.
source RT one of the few that covered the protests properly in the glaring absence of the BBC