The People’s Assembly Against Austerity claim Britain is broken.
Thousands of people flooded the streets, battling heavy rain, to march from Embankment to Trafalgar Square.
Various unions and organisations such as The NHS, Unison, The Communist League, and the UCL Student Union were a part of the protest demanding to: “Topple the Tories”.
Protesters gathered to chant about the difficulties posed by the cost of living crisis, the oncoming recession and the underfunding of the NHS.
The NHS continues to struggle with funding cuts with no real term changes made in the budget allocation since 2010.
Pamela, a retired GP from NHS SOS: “The NHS is being severely damaged….it cannot manage any more cuts.”
The King’s Fund reports, 4 out of 10 trust finance directors forecast an overspend by the end of this year, regarding NHS performance .
Jenny, an NHS social worker: “This government is criminal and I can’t wait for them to be out of power.”
Trade Union; Unison was also among the organisations marching against pay cuts and the energy crisis. Many members vocalised their fears of: “slow growth”.
The pressure continues to mount on the emergence of windfall tax on oil and gas companies. Especially, after Shell reported 8 billion pounds in profits in under 3 months, as reported by The Guardian.
John, Unison member, was concerned: “A third of Pakistan was under water, unthinkable! Yet we’re gonna y’know, continue to depend on gas.”