British protesters demand end to 'failing' austerity
October 20, 2012 19:31
LONDON - Tens of thousands of British protesters marched through London on Saturday calling for an end to public spending cuts and tax rises launched by a government they accuse of elitism and ignorance about the plight of recession-hit voters.
Blowing horns and whistles, demonstrators streamed past the Houses of Parliament behind a banner declaring "Austerity is Failing," and called on Prime Minister David Cameron to do more to revive Britain's struggling economy.
The Conservative-led coalition is reeling from the resignation on Friday of a senior minister accused of calling police "plebs," a class-laden insult for working people, and the perception that they are out of touch.