Oped: Saturday April 16 is a day of protest in parts of the UK with the main event in London.
The mainstream media if it runs true to current form will by and large ignore the protests but smaller independent news sources, those who do not rely on the patronage of advertisers, will try to fill in the gaps.
With that in mind NEWTEKWORLDNEWS will post images and words from today's rallies albeit from afar.
Later this weekend we hope to publish a report from the London march and rally courtesy of our latest blogger Georgie Harrison.
We will however kick off with the image above from two family members joining an NHS solidarity protest where they live in Hastings, East Sussex. Both, like us all, have a great deal to thank the NHS for; he is a heart attack survivor of some years and she is a recent cancer survivor.
Alt Sheff [Sheffield] psoted the following ahead of the march:
"We face a vicious government who prioritise only the richest in society, big business and the corporations. With the potential of 4 more years dismantling the NHS, furthering the housing crisis, taking away workers’ rights, and attacking our education system – it’s time to get back on the streets and to demonstrate that the majority won’t take it. The Tories aren’t going to back down easily so it’s up to each and every one of us to get out and march for our Health, Homes, Jobs and Education.
Last year saw massive political shifts. After the devastating general election result, where the Tories gained a tiny majority, it became clear that that result did not reflect the views of the county. Immediately after the election, protests, meetings, rallies and demonstrations took place up and down the country culminating in one of the biggest demonstrations in Britain for years with 250,000 people bringing London to a stand still on the End Austerity Now Demonstration organised by the People’s Assembly. Since then, the surge in support for anti-austerity politics, being put forward by Jeremy Corbyn, is yet another indication that people are fed up with policies that only represent those at the top. Transport is being arranged from across the country, full details including route and speakers will be announced soon. South Yorkshire Peoples’ Assembly."
There are contingents in London from places such as Bristol and Leeds, groups such as Stop the War and Corbyn for over 50s, various Unions represented with celebrities including Charlotte Church and some MPs; plus there are protests in Leeds, Hastings and other cities and towns away from London.
This report will be updated throughout the day. Check out the latest images below.
If you are tweeting your support use #4Demands along with #resigncameron or whatever floats your boat!
Stay safe all.