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Demonstration in London Today

London : United Kingdom | Mar 26, 2011 at 2:44 AM PDT
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March 26: Demonstrate Against Government Cuts! (RMTv)

Today the Government will face their fit big demonstration against public spending cuts since it came into power.

It is estimated that a quarter of a million people will be protesting in London. It is organised by the Union and will be the largest for more than 20 years. The march is called "March for the Alternative" and is held by the Trade Union Congress.

TUC General Secretary Brendon Barber stated it will be a big, united and good natured event. This will high light the government's deep and unfair public spending cuts.

Labour politician will include leader Ed Miliband, other officials from trade unions, community groups, students and pensioner organisations will take part.

Banks and stores in Oxford Street will be targeted by anti-cuts group UK Uncut and other undisclosed locations will be hit by protesters.

Over 600 coaches and dozens of trains will bring people into London.

Len McCluskey, leader of Unite, stated that these protesters are only a fraction of people who oppose the government's cuts. He stated further that as the anger grows while the cuts take now effect there will be more demonstrations and possible strikes in the coming months.

An opinion poll showed that most people backing the TUC.

4,500 police officers will be on duty but they will be closely watched after the criticism of handling the previous demonstrations.

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