Thousands attend anti-austerity rally and march in London
20 June 2015
From the section UK Politics
Organisers say around 75,000 people could attend the march
Thousands of people are attending a rally ahead of a march through central London as part of an anti-austerity demonstration.
The march will begin outside the Bank of England and end near the Houses of Parliament – with organisers saying around 75,000 people could attend.
The government says austerity measures are vital to cut the deficit.
But Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn said that austerity was a “cover” for deepening inequality.
The MP told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme his party had been wrong to accept the Conservatives’ “cuts agenda” during the general election campaign.
Mr Corbyn, one of four candidates to succeed Ed Miliband, said Labour instead needed to “rebalance the social direction” of the country.
The march will begin after a rally, outside the Bank of England
He is due to address the anti-austerity demonstration, which has been organised by protest group the People’s Assembly.
A a separate rally is being held in Glasgow by Scotland United Against Austerity.
Lindsey German, one of the organisers of the London march, said a “whole range of people” would attend.
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Source:: BBC UK