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Tens of thousands of people are marching in protest

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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Well, was surprised not to be able to find this today.
Did a search, looked in several forums just tobe sure.. nothing!! (from what I can see)

Closest item to it that I did find was this..
'Corporate greed' protests hit Britain


Demonstrators want the coalition to end public service cuts and instead create policies they say can create growth.

The government says austerity measures are vital to cutting the deficit.

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "The evidence is mounting that austerity is failing. "More than 2.5 million people are out of work, a further three million are not working enough hours to make ends meet, and wages have been falling every month for the last three years."

Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps said of Ed Miliband: "You can't be serious about clearing the deficit when you attend a march that calls for an end to austerity."

www.bbc.co.uk...

Recently, the UK's latest job figures came out.. 50,000 people found full time work in the last three months. A radio report told how for every retail job there were 66 applicants, for further skilled work, 24 applicants per job vacancy.. Some jobs were being filled within hours of the advert going live.

I was in my city centre last night (Friday) at around 9.30pm. I have never seen it so quiet on a Friday night. It was dead. Not even half the amount of people you'd usually expect to see going from club to pub to cinema to restaurant. I had gone for a meal at a buffet style venue at around 8pm. Out of around 20 tables only 5 were being used...mine one of them.

Why was this march kept so quiet? Has the media been told by the government to keep quiet?

Has the time now come where things are so bad that the economy will fail? Do TPTB know something yet are afraid to tell us due to the amount of protests and riots that may ensue?

Will we end up working full time for part time wages?
Something is drastically wrong.

Are we really on the point of no return... Will the change happen (designed to tie in with) 21.12.12?




posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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I don't mind the cuts because they are cutting things that needed to be cut regardless of recession or not. What I find worst about this Government is inflation specifically relating to living basics. Their inflation figure lie, we have been screwed both by taxes and by Quantitative easing causing bumper busting inflation. What this government needs to do is cut taxes and economic growth will follow. I am not sure any of the parties are up to fixing our economy, maybe UKIP but nobody else.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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I wanted to go on this march, but, alas i can not afford to get to london


It is very difficult to get a job anywhere at the moment, i graduated in June of this year, and i have only just managed to get a job. I had to relocate from my home town to a big city (Nottingham) in order to get a job, as there are literaly none in my home town.

I now have just managed to get a job working in subway, as well as a degree.....



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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things are pretty bad here in Spain as you might suspect. The usuals come by the bars every now and again but not every day or week like they used to. The cabs go home after making maybe 5 or 6 runs, sometimes they just go home. Stores are pretty empty, streets have people, but they are just walking and since its getting colder, they just kind of walk on by before going right home again.

things are bad but EVERYONE expects them to get worse.....timeframe??? Who knows...once the first screw pops, they all will....I don't like doom and gloom, and this might just get awful and stay the same, which is a high probability.

People might suffer and slowly fall into place under the new paradigm of "life sucks for you". Look how they all fell into place as things got where they are....even with all the warning signs, whistles bells, information, freedom of speech, ect.

In all likelihood, things will keep breaking down slowly until they can convince each individual population to turn on another whom ever they choose to blame. In all that chaos, they will restructure it all. In the mean time, could be decades, they will let their opposition eliminate itself.

I don't know. We expect it to all be sudden. I think it will torture by its slow free fall with sudden bursts of quick and horrid speed.


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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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Today my youngest son is marching, too. In Odessa, TX at the UIL high school marching contest.


In all seriousness, it is not surprusing that it isn't on the news. Especially coming from Britain.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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I have just returned from the 20thOcober March. As anyone knows who has been on a march all I can say is what I saw around me. NHS, Fireman, Transport unions and more all with one message for the toryboy and pretend labour politicians who only represent the rich.

If they are determined to cut ours and the futures of our kids then we will cut them out of our futures.

As for not seeing anything about the march I cannot speak of how it was covered live but as usual the media are very busy reporting on a vitally important subject. Bleeding football.

Manuel Courtes (TSSA) Speaks on why we need to take action

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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 02:44 PM
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I simply have not been able to check the TV for the latest news on todays events, but I did hear on the radio that around 150,000 people attended todays marches.

Not enough, imo.

We need more than that to make a scratch..

Will definitely try to get to see the 9 or 10 pm news tonight. Am interested to see just how much coverage this event gets.

If we had been given a lot more info about this march before hand, I reckon there would have been several hundred thousand more attending.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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Just watched a BBC news interview with a so called economist. Bearing in mind the BBC is paid for by the public purse, OUR money. Why is it nowadays you only get experts from the government’s side and never a balanced argument as was insisted upon in the past?

This economist has a right to his view but I have attended meetings with speakers who are just as educated in economics that tell a very different version of the affects of austerity and they have today’s failing markets in the UK to back them up.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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Of course they'll use whoever they can to keep a lid on things.

The slightest kink in their armour will show everyone exactly what's going on. If people really did start asking the right questions where the answers are too difficult to give, then we may find it all collapses a lot faster.. We'd alsop have a lot more protests too.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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yup, it's on BBC news, TV now..

not much else new other than there being some 'trouble'..

They should come and interview us here..seems we got it covered pretty good



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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When marching past a pub there was about 3 or 4 guys sitting at a table with a placard which read

'Stop whinging you plebs' Hundreds walked past them giving them little notice but there was a bunch of journo's taking photos of them and one being interviewed totally ignoring the march who had a really good drum band behind our group.

I have a sneaking suspicion they were ALL journo's fishing for a story and provoking a response to get the one they wanted.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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HOW DARE THEY! How dare they envy the rich?! They should be at the feet of the barons thanking for them for the scraps they get. They should be murdalized in the streets! Punish their insolence!
The CEO is god on earth and the board is his army of angels! Let all bow and worship the king makers, the wealth creators and their sycophantic politicians.




Why was this march kept so quiet? Has the media been told by the government to keep quiet?



Most likely this, remember the riots not too long ago?



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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The riots have nothing in common with the demonstration. We was not out for a free plasma we just want a fair deal and a future for our kids.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by colin42
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The riots have nothing in common with the demonstration. We was not out for a free plasma we just want a fair deal and a future for our kids.



I didn't say they had anything to do with them. I am simply stating after the riots it's likely the British government does not want any large scale protest televised.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by antonia

Originally posted by colin42
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The riots have nothing in common with the demonstration. We was not out for a free plasma we just want a fair deal and a future for our kids.



I didn't say they had anything to do with them. I am simply stating after the riots it's likely the British government does not want any large scale protest televised.




I understand where you`re coming from but the reason they don`t give much coverage is because they don`t like the rest of the nation to know that people are actually taking to the streets to protest against the goings on of the government and bankers etc.
These marches hardly get a mention leading up to the day by the media otherwise more people would be turning up and that would look worse for the government.

You omly have to look at the marches against the wars.
There`s protests all the time in London....at least once a month but there is never any coverage on the TV or in the papers.
If people knew that the " stop the wars " group were holding marches and protests every other week.
More people would be turning up and the government can`t have that so the media oblige.

Thats my opinion anyway.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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I didn't say they had anything to do with them. I am simply stating after the riots it's likely the British government does not want any large scale protest televised.
I guessed that to be the case but what I wrote needed stating as too many people see riots and protests as the same thing.

I took my wife along who feared there would be violence. Others took children and even dogs. My wife enjoyed it and wants to take part in another. It was fun. we met like minded people and informed onlookers the reason we were marching. A couple even grabbed a placard and joined in.

They are now trying to say it is self interest by a few union radicals in the public sector. This march included action groups, political groups, the young and retired, environmentalists and unions.

That claim has no validity but that truth must be avoided at all costs by TPTB

The riots in Greece and Spain are borne out of desperation. Our march was an attempt to avoid that future and with 3% of the cuts in place and another 97% to come that future is a very real possibility



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by colin42
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The riots in Greece and Spain are borne out of desperation. Our march was an attempt to avoid that future and with 3% of the cuts in place and another 97% to come that future is a very real possibility




Sadly, I think that is where it is going. I don't think there is going to be any stopping it.
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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Sadly, I think that is where it is going. I don't think there is going to be any stopping it.
You maybe correct but we do have a choice at the moment. To sit back and watch it happen without resistance or make our voices heard and try to avert it.

If we cannot avoid it at least I can say I have tried and will keep on trying.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by antonia

Originally posted by colin42
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The riots in Greece and Spain are borne out of desperation. Our march was an attempt to avoid that future and with 3% of the cuts in place and another 97% to come that future is a very real possibility




Sadly, I think that is where it is going. I don't think there is going to be any stopping it.
edit on 20-10-2012 by antonia because: opps



Yeah. It`s looking that way.
There`s been enough cuts up to now but with the cuts that are coming in next April, I think a lot of people are in for a shock.




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