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Saturday
Mar262011

Thousands Protest Spending Cuts in London

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London Saturday to protest against planned government spending cuts.

The massive group of protestors took part in a march and rally that saw one of the biggest turnouts since anti-war protests held in 2003. According to published reports, more than 250,000 people were estimated to have been at the demonstration which saw protestors make their way from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park. Protestors chanted, blew whistles, and held up signs, as they made their way through city streets.

The demonstration was mainly a peaceful one, however, there were reports that some protestors damaged some shops, and authorities say a number of people were arrested while several others were injured.

Protests erupted as government plans to cut public spending by about $130 billion in an attempt to reduce a budget deficit.

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