Approx 50,000 people marched to protest in central London yesterday!

50000 march in London

On June 21’st, summer solstice, approximately 50,000 people marched from the BBC News Broadcasting House in central London, and made their way to Westminster where they gathered outside the Houses of Parliament.

The large crowd were marching because they want to stop government ‘austerity’ measures, so to stop budget cuts.

Although tens of thousands of people were marching directly outside BBC’s News House, the BBC, a supposedly ‘impartial’ news network failed to publicize the event. This event experienced a media blackout from the BBC, and the majority of the other major mainstream news mediums in the UK. It wasn’t until hours into the event that The Guardian newspaper decided to document what was happening.

What is the BBC? According to wiki:

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcasting statutory corporation.[2] Its main responsibility is to provide impartial public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

You can read more about the march using the links below, but I’ll leave you with some of my favourate quotes from Russel Brand, one of the speakers who addressed the tens of thousands in attendance.

The people of this building [the House of Commons] generally speaking do not represent us, they represent their friends in big business. It’s time for us to take back our power

This will be a peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution and I’m very grateful to be involved in the People’s Assembly.

Here are some pictures from the March:



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