Thousands marched from the BBC Broadcasting House to Parliament Square in central London on Saturday 1st July.
The march was called to protest at continued austerity by the Government. Theresa May is clinging on to power as Prime Minister without an overall majority after securing a confidence and supply deal with the DUP dubbed a £1 billion ‘bung’. This parliament should be known as the ‘Bung Parliament’.
The horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington has struck a chord against continued austerity with protesters calling for ‘Justice for Grenfell’ as ‘austerity kills’.
As the Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, MP said on the disaster of the Grenfell Tower fire: “The poor died in the richest borough in Britain. It’s simply wrong. The hypocrisy of Government Ministers who queued up to heap praise on the emergency services only to vote to cut their pay the next day.”
On the protest, Councillor Alan Hall said: “We must continue to protest and challenge this tory government and the continued downward spiral of austerity. Lewisham residents have rejected austerity in overwhelming numbers. We can offer a credible alternative. A message of hope for better public services like education, health and housing to give young and old a chance to do well in life.”