Over 50,000 people marched in London on Saturday against the Government's austerity policies. Comedian and activist Russell Brand told the demonstration that Parliament did not speak for the people but for its friends in big business.

OVER 50,000 PEOPLE were on the march in London on Saturday, in another large protest against the austerity policies of the Conservative-Liberal coalition government.

The protest made its way through central London to Westminster, where several  speakers addressed the protest.

Comedian Russell Brand told the demonstration: "The people of this building [the House of Commons] generally speaking do not represent us, they represent their friends in big business. It's time for us to take back our power,"

"Power isn't there, it is here, within us. The revolution that's required isn't a revolution of radical ideas, but the implementation of ideas we already have." (watch Russell Brand's full address above).

The protest  was organised by the People's  Assembly which was formed  with an open letter to the Guardian newspaper in February 2013. Signatories to the  letter included Tony Benn, who died in March this year, journalist John Pilger and filmmaker Ken Loach.


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