Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mass protest against the cuts

I will post some commentary on the demonstration later today, but for now I have some pictures. I will say the turnout was very big, and probably much larger than expected. There was also clearly a tremendous amount of support for the general strike call, as Mark Serwotka, Bob Crow and Len McCluskey discovered. I like to think I'm not susceptible to false optimism these days, but this gave me a sense that there is a basis for mass industrial action to happen if only the trade unions are willing to support it. Here are some images:

Disabled protesters block the road near Marble Arch - a strategically well-chosen juncture since it resulted in a huge traffic blockage all around nearby roads: