London protest against austerity 
photos from June 2015

 No ifs! No buts! No public sector cuts! 

Hastings Solidarity protesters that I travelled to the march with

On the 20th of June 2015 I was up early to meet up with my friends at Hastings Solidarity to get on one of the many coaches that were leaving from all over the country to start the journey to the People's Assembly Against Austerity March in London, a protest against the austerity measures brought in by the Conservative government. The people on the coach varied from seasoned protesters to people attending their first ever protest. I consider myself a very left wing person, so a proud Labour party member or for anybody from the US I would class myself as a proud Democrat.

There were a few protests going on across the UK, but the London protest was the largest one with reports of numbers between tens of thousands right up to the protest organisers (protest group the People's Assembly), who said an estimated 250,000 people attended. Having stood in the middle of the road on a traffic island at the front of the march with all those people flowing past me, I could definitely believe the 250,000 people figure!!! :o

The London protest march began with a rally outside the Bank of England before marching to the Tories hiding place: the Houses of Parliament and taking over much of central London. I wanted to tag along, but being disabled it was just too far for me, so I just photographed the start of the protest.

Organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, the protest included anti-tory protesters, anti-war factions, anti-far right, anti-racism and anti-fascism groups, and demonstration about housing and proposed changes to strike laws, so a very pro left wing event.

The People's Assembly Against Austerity spokesperson: "We'll be assembling the demonstration in the heart of the City of London right on the doorstep of the very people who created the crisis in the first place, the banks and their friends in Westminster. We demand that the bankers and elite should pay for the crisis and not the vast majority who had nothing to do with it."The energy at the protest was great and mostly peaceful, protesting does not always fix problems, but to me it's a great way of showing just how upset people are and getting our voices heard, whether people like the Conservative government wanted to listen or not! :)

Photo from the London protest against austerity march in 2015

Anonymous masked person

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I wish my boyfriend was as dirty as these cuts!

Hastings Solidarity protesters that I travelled to the march with
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Hastings Anticuts

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Hastings Solidarity

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BU12 AHX: Mercedes Metropolitan Police Dog Section transport

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Hands up for education: NUT (National Union of Teachers)

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Police at the London Protest Against Austerity. Some looked friendly, this one looked like he was expecting trouble :(

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Fight war, not wars. Destroy power, not people

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Police at the London Protest Against Austerity

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Police at the London Protest Against Austerity

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Mounted Police at the London Protest Against Austerity

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Mounted Police at the London Protest Against Austerity

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Police at the London Protest Against Austerity

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So many people!!! Pleased I had my camera to hide behind!

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Love music, hate homophobia

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Socialist Worker. Defy Tory Rule! Strike, MArch, Occupy!

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Metropolitan Police

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Books not Bombs

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Nirvana: Flower-sniffin', kitty-pettin', baby-kissin' corporate rock whores! (I used to have that T-shirt!)

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12bn more cuts, 120bn tax dodged. Austerity is a lie!

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Anonymous masked person

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Sadly this has still not happened!

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End Austerity Now!

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Police at the London Protest Against Austerity

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Koolcats not Fatcats, a great placard

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A news reporter at the event

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Anonymous masked person

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She got me! Lots of photographers did! If anybody ever finds any of the photos, please tell me!

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Banker Wankers sign

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No to UKIP

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Organise, Strike, Resist!

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Austerity for Royality

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Person with an Anonymous mask

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Anonymous masked person

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Stop Tory Cuts / Cunts

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Anonymous masked person

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A very peaceful protest!

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Rage against the machine

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Digicore fan looking Anonymous

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Fuck the Fucking Fuckers!

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Defy Tory Rule

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Hunt Saboteurs Association

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Education not Trident

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