From The Guardian UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/20/trade-unions-march-against-cuts
Trade unionists march against government cuts in London, Glasgow and Belfast
Marchers in London, Glasgow and Belfast are on their way home after a TUC-organised protests against government economic policy and spending cuts. Police estimated 100,000 marched through London to a rally in Hyde Park although the TUC said there were 130,000 participants.There were few reports of trouble although disabled protesters blocked Park Lane and supporters of UK Uncut threatened to take over Starbucks coffee shops.
One highlight of the day was the meeting of Ed Milliband and James Smith, the actor who plays Glenn Cullen in The Thick Of It. Smith compered the rally at Hyde Park but so far there have been no leeks about the content of their conversation.
Milliband was booed by some of the crowd when he said that a Labour government would have to continue a programme of austerity if they win the next election in order to reduce the budget deficit.
A theme of the march was the size of youth unemployment which is estimated at a round one million. One leader pointed out that the government spent more money on benefit payments than job creation.
A succession of union leaders castigated the government but a few hinted at the need to plan for a general strike as the next step in the protests against government cuts.
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