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Photos: thousands march against austerity

Bristolians marched against austerity last Saturday in a powerful display of opposition to government.

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Despite getting drenched by relentless downpours, thousands of Bristolians marched against austerity last Saturday in a powerful display of opposition to government. Photographer Norberto Fernandez Soriano captured some of the action.

The demonstration had been called by mayor Marvin Rees and was backed by the Bristol Labour Party, Green party and over 30 organisations, including trade unions and community groups. The protest came three days ahead of a coalition of ten major regional UK cities known as the Core Cities delivering a green paper to parliament calling for investment in cities.

Mayor Marvin Rees
Old and young joined together
People came from all parts of Bristol and the south west
Journalist Owen Jones addresses the rally
Mayor Marvin Rees gives his speech
Bristol’s poet laureate, Miles Chambers, speaks
The band played through rain and shine
Thousands marched around the city centre
People gather on College Green
Labour Councillor Hibaq Jama speaks
Masks, placards and all
Green Councillor Cleo Lake stands outside city hall
Addressing the crowd
A signer addresses the crowd
On College Green
Watching the rally
Selling the Socialist party’s paper

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