1 Jul 2014
On June 21, 50,000 people marched through central London from the BBC's New Broadcasting House in central London to Westminster protesting against austerity measures introduced by the UK's coalition government. Comedian Russell Brand addressed the demonstration organised by the People’s Assembly. He argued, "In the week that followed the 9/11 attacks, the bank account of every person that was involved in Al Qaeda was frozen. Their assets were frozen and taken away. Why are these principles not applied to the people that collapsed the financial industry in 2008?" People’s Assembly is a national forum for anti-austerity views in the UK.
Editors Note: You might also be interested in “Tens of thousands march in London against coalition's austerity measures” from the Guardian.