Saturday 26th March will see what is expected to be one of the largest protest marches in this country’s history.
Originally called by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in response to government cuts to public services, the protest will now draw together opponents of cuts to the NHS, benefits, public sector jobs, libraries and higher education.
The march will assemble at 11 AM at Victoria Embankment, and proceed to Hyde Park Corner. Plans have been made by demonstrators to set up a 24-hour occupation of the park, among various other actions. Details are available here.
In the region of 200,000 people are expected to attend a demonstration which could demonstrate the strength of opposition to the government’s current policy.
Several coaches are heading to the protest from the city, organised by local trade unions. For a free place on the coach students can call 02380637373.
A feeder march of students, protesting against cuts to higher education and increased fees, will start from the University of London Union at 10 AM and an “education bloc” will join the main demo. Click here for more details.
A statement on the coalition of resistance website states that “the demonstration does matter. It will reveal the depth of the opposition to the policies of this government in a way no local or direct action event can. It will be the foundation for all our future anti-cuts work and as we have been inspired by the mass uprisings in other parts of the world we can inspire others with our demonstration on the 26th.”