Thousands of young unemployed people, workers and trade union members take part in a TUC, which represents more than 50 unions, march in London to protest against government cuts today. The march was led by young unemployed people.
According to the TUC, approximately 100,000 people are taking part in the rally. TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said that “We are sending a very strong message that austerity is simply failing. The Government is making life desperately hard for millions of people because of pay cuts for workers, while the rich are given tax cut”. The voices are raised for social justice.
Young people are holding banners which read: “We are not stock, we are human beings; “I am too young to be this angry”; “I cannot find any way to sum up how bad this government is on one side of A3 paper using text legible at a distance”.
People are angry because youth unemployment has risen; poverty has increased; cuts in the public and social services, cuts to welfare benefits have been made; tuition fees are increased; NHS is commercialised. So, why has it taken so long for this protest to happen?
This protest should take place previously and not only union members and public sector workers, everyone should raise their voices to inequality.