Sunday, 21 June 2015

Protest in Britain

How can half a million people be invisible?
Over a Quarter Million People Demand an End to Austerity Now


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20 June, 2015

Massive protests under the banner #EndAusterityNow were held in England, Germany, Scotland and France drawing well over a quarter of a million people, united for the same cause.

The marches were intended to highlight how homelessness, income inequality, child poverty, suicides and evictions have increased in the past five years. The austerity crisis is how the working class are currently being made to carry the burden and sacrifice their lives by paying what amounts to a price of human suffering for the bad policy decisions made by greedy capitalists of big business and governments, instead of taxing the 1% who developed the current economic crisis gripping Europe.

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UK organizers estimated that 250,000 people took part in the march from the Bank of England to Westminster.

A spokesman for the People’s Assembly, which organised the protest, said: “It is clear this march has exceeded all expectations.

Even the police are estimating that there are ‘several hundred thousand’ marching.

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