Thousands march against austerity
A march in central London on Saturday drew thousands opposed to British government austerity programs and spending cuts in a massive show of force meant to draw attention to the plight of the poor.
The Conservative government plans to slash millions of pounds in public spending to address the deficit, which ballooned after the nation rescued its troubled banks during the 2008 financial crisis. Demonstrators say the public is being punished for a crisis it did not cause.
Singer Charlotte Church and comedian Russell Brand were seen taking part in the march.