The UK’s capital is gripped in ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ rally that is set to see tens of thousands protesters. Trade Union Congress has called the action to highlight how far the real value of workers’ pay has dropped since the crisis broke out.
The march is mapped through London and will end with a rally in Hyde Park. The TUC says at least 80,000 people are taking part; police have not released their estimates yet.
There will also be marches in Glasgow and Belfast. The protesters are demanding an increase of wages and their fair share in the economic recovery they can see some people enjoying.