According to Press TV, demonstrators gathered in front of the BBC headquarters in central London to demand an end to the government’s austerity measures. They were holding signs read “No More Austerity”, “Cuts Cost Lives” and “Tories Out.”
They also held a minute’s silence in honor of the victims of Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people.
More than 10,000 people started marching towards Parliament Squarein central London while holding signs that read “Wot A DisMay,” “Theresa May, Sashay Away.”
The rally was organized by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, which earlier said in an online statement that they “need to make sure” the opposition to the government is felt.
“If we continue to mobilize in huge numbers we can deepen the crisis for the Conservatives and force big concessions on the NHS, education, housing and jobs,” the group wrote.
Leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corby, also addressed the rally in Parliament Square. He once again criticized the government and told the rally that the London fire that burnt out the 24-story tower on June 14, has “exposed the disastrous effect of austerity.”
“To the victims of Grenfell Tower we pledge now, we will stand with you and your families all the way through. We bring you sympathy but more importantly we bring you solidarity,” he added.
“We will not rest until every one of those families is properly housed within the community in which they want to live. Grenfell Tower symbolized for many everything that’s gone wrong in this country since austerity was imposed upon us,” he told the crowd.