Marching up Sidney Street...
Heading up Trinity Street...
Moving past Trinity College.
Speakers against SATS for 4 year olds.
Peoples' Assembly, who initially called the demo.
The Green Party were there (in stealth?)!
All Pain, No Gain.
Banker Bashing (and proud of it)!
A Socialist Manifesto..?
Prison Reading Room...
In Unison #1
In Unison #2 The message crystal clear.
I could talk about the content of the speakers' speeches, but in this context it seems that there is something far more significant going on here, something I have not seen happening before.
As well as this being a demonstration against the so-called "austerity" imposed from on high by those who already have too much of the pie, this was something else, something new.
Three weeks after one coalition was stabbed in the back by the cynical, Machiavellian manoevering of the Tories, they have left a whole country with nothing to lose and everything to gain, wincing in the glare of the cold light of what they have in mind for all of us, as hinted at in the latest Queen's Speech.
We have a new coalition emerging, but it isn't happening in Westminster Palace or in the corridors of Whitehall behind closed doors, it is happening in a town near you and YOU can be a part of it, because people are coming together to fight a common enemy, a common cause, a greater good.
What we now have is the beginning of an uprising.
To reappropiate the (somewhat gung ho) words of a former President:
"You're either with Us or against Us."
The gloves are off now and we have everything to fight for.
See You on the streets.