'End austerity now': Tens of thousands march against UK government

Demonstrators hold placards as they march through the streets of Manchester in protest against the British Conservative government on October 4, 2015Carrying placards reading “End austerity now” and “Cut war not welfare”, tens of thousands of protesters marched through Manchester as British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party opened its annual conference on Sunday. Police and the Trades Union Congress said that about 60,000 people took part in the protest in the northwestern city of Manchester. The TUC called the protest with the slogan “No to austerity, yes to workers’ rights”, citing what it called the government’s “damaging programme of austerity and their attacks on the rights of working people and their unions”.

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