Over 100, 000 protestors are expected to take to the streets of Central London tomorrow as they “March for the Alternative”

Over 100, 000 people will “March for the Alternative”


Over 100, 000 protestors are expected to take to the streets of Central London tomorrow as they “March for the Alternative”.


The march will begin gathering at 11am at Victoria Embankment and will continue along Lower Thames Street, leading to a rally in Hyde Park from 1.30pm.


The Trades Union Congress (TUC) will join forces with hundreds of unions from around the country who will turn out to protest against the severity of cuts to public services made by the government.


The TUC’s general secretary, Brendan Barker has said he wants the march to promote, “an alternative in which rich individuals and big companies have to pay all their tax, that the banks pay a Robin Hood tax and on in which we strain every sinew to create jobs”.


With between 100,000 and 300,000 people expected to march in support of alternatives to the deep cuts being made by the coalition government, over 4,500 police officers are expected to be on duty.


The TUC have also announced that they will be placing over 1,000 stewards on the streets to guide the protestors along the planned route.


The Metropolitan Police have been criticised for the way in which they handled recent protests in the capital and all eyes will be on the tactics displayed tomorrow.


Controversial “kettling” techniques were used in recent student protests against rising tuition fees and cuts to the EMA system. In a leaflet to be handed to protestors tomorrow the police have confirmed that they will be using the same technique if there is “serious disorder” or protestors attempt to change the planned route of the march.


If you are attending the march then make sure you read these safety guidelines before you set out.


River Online reporters will be tweeting live from the march all day tomorrow. Follow us @river_online for up to the minute information. 

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