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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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