Sunday, 27 September 2009
Pictures of today's demo
Today's demonstration was a well-supported, noisy affair with contingents from a number of trade unions, students and anti-war groups. I estimate about 2000 marchers. The rally at the end featured Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell from the Labour Party, unions leader Mark Serwotka from PCS and Tony Kearns from the UCW, as well as Lindsay German from the Stop the War Coalition.
Contrary to the lurid predictions of the Argus (and some of its weirder website devotees), it was a peaceful event, the organisers having liaised with police beforehand and throughout. It is rumoured that many of the marchers did in fact have jobs and had also washed beforehand!