Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by albionism, Jun 17, 2015.
Ruptly stream getting stopped earlier! fair play
(SNP MP Mhairi Black, there were at least two more MPs there too, Natalie McGarry and Tommy Sheppard) edit, Anne McLaughlin and Humza Yousaf MSP there too. Also Patrick Harvie of the Scottish Greens.
Hardly some massive intimidatory campaign there. Anyway, yes, fuck RT in any case, parasites.
ai, i was watching it on the stream earlier and just heard someone saying they didn't want to be filmed, no threats as far as i could hear
wait for the Mets estimate, double it and we're about there
Great day. And I met some urbs - so there.
Yeah, the met said 250,000. Media is reporting just 'tens of thousands. A quarter of a million sounds better than 'tens of thousands'.
Isn't that across the country?
Made the rally, saw Corbyn, Steele and brand. Heartening to see so many young people there.
Now in pub.
If that's the case the MC was very misleading. Sorry if I misled people too
If anyone wants to come down we are in the elephant and castle pub which is going to be turner into a Foxtons but for now it is SQUATTED and amazing. BYO
I ran into one urbanite Paulie Tandoori who came on a march on his bike ran into him on Whitehall
Same here...went alone and bumped into different people throughout the day, some more than once
Bit more up-market than my old fave of "Eric Pickles ate my youthclub" placard....
0.3% of the UK population
3% of Londons population
the bbc news at 6.45 said that the met no longer do estimates but the organisers said 250k. it was very fucking big anyway. plus there was another rally in scotland.
you are about 1/65,000,000 of the population. i don't see any fucker sharing your view. so you won't mind if i, and everyone else on this thread, ignores your piddling opinion.
my favourite one said 'the tories put the n in cuts'
So 250,000 in London alone? Roughly.
let's say that for the sake of argument. i don't think it's too far anyway.
It was certainly very busy but easy to get home for me. Think there'll be various gatherings going on all over the place. Have fun. Stay safe.
not beyond the realms, that was what was generally thought to be the turnout for march 2012 TUC one. Of course, numbers on the day in these headcounts dont count the half dozen other people per head who couldn't make it because of other commitments, finances, health or whatever but firmly support anti austerity.
My favourite simply said "fuck the fucking fuckers"
It seemed massive to me , waited 90 minutes to move from the Bank of England and people were still marching into Parliament Square a good hour after the speeches started . Charlotte Church was brilliant imo , really got the crowd going .
Saw that one , should have taken a picture
did any of you play 'get as many obscure newspapers as possible'? Surely collecting the daily trot editions and other, freakier papers is half the fun. Something to read on the coach back.
Overall though, it was a crushing disappointment, all told.
Far too well-behaved, sociable rather than angry, half the shops and retailers (including too many Starbucks to count) on Fleet Street were not only open but doing a brisk trade.
This will all be forgotten about come Monday.
Was a big and vaguely thrilling spectacle on arrival around 1pm outside the BoE, but it just petered into such a genteel affair it's hard to draw many positives. Well attended, but with little to offer encouragement to those of us seeking the beginnings of an even vaguely radical street movement.
let's see what happens next, eh. i think a rsm will be along shortly
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