Londoners, take note: There's going to be a huge anti-austerity march from Gower Street to Trafalgar Square this Saturday

 
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Londoners, take note - there's going to be another huge anti-austerity march in the capital this weekend, with thousands of people being bussed in from around the country to demonstrate against the Conservative government's cuts.

The March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education will take place on Saturday 16 April, with participants meeting at Gower Street at 1pm.

They will walk down the road parallel to Tottenham Court Road, before turning down Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road, through St Martin's Place, before reaching Trafalgar Square.

The demonstration is then expected to take place until 6pm. So far no travel advice has been issued by Transport for London, although given the disruption caused by previous marches of this kind, it's safe to expect the roads to be busy.

The protest, which is being organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity alongside unions including Unite, is also calling for David Cameron's resignation in the wake of revelations about his father's offshore investments, which came to light through the Panama Papers leak.

Organisers, which expect thousands of people to take part in the demo, say:

The Tories are facing their biggest crisis yet. Revelations of over David Cameron’s stake in his father’s off shore tax haven, prove that this is a government for the privileged few, not for the majority. This shows beyond all doubt that Cameron is divorced from the life of any working person.

The governments failure to deal with the steel crisis could leave thousands without a job. They've attacked junior doctors and student nurses while privatising the NHS. They plan to force all schools to become academies and teachers are now balloting to strike over pay and conditions. They've done nothing to address the growing housing crisis. Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation shows a government falling apart.

This is a situation, which is unrecoverable for the Tories if we mobilise, demonstrate and unite everyone together against austerity.

Want to know more about why people are protesting? Here's a link to the People's Assembly site.

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