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27 May, 2015 09:31

Queen's Speech: Anti-austerity protesters gather in Trafalgar Square

Queen's Speech: Anti-austerity protesters gather in Trafalgar Square

Following the official opening of parliament by Queen Elizabeth, thousands of protesters are gathering in Westminster to oppose further austerity and plans to repeal the Human Rights Act. There may be strong language in this video.

  • 27 May 2015

    19:34 GMT

    RT is wrapping up its End Austerity Now live updates.

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  • 19:24 GMT

    An anti-austerity Twitter feed has criticised the BBC for its poor coverage of nationwide protests.

    @BBCNews Hundreds? There are actually ten of thousands all over the UK! The BBC is an embarrassment! #EndAusterityNOWpic.twitter.com/yX8tnOG9MK

    — Anti-Austerity UK (@AntiAusterityUK) May 27, 2015

  • 19:09 GMT

    Some protesters are returning to Downing Street, according to Siobhan Robbins at Sky News.

    LIVE on #Periscope: A thinned out crowd returns to Downing St to protest vs austerity @skynewshttps://t.co/YJkup24X9D

    — siobhan robbins (@SiobhanRobbins) May 27, 2015
  • 19:09 GMT

    Police block a road in Liverpool in a bid to stop the anti-austerity march there.

    Goin' off big time in town by the looks of it: http://t.co/LjTuBrpSmopic.twitter.com/dwbdaZit1t

    — Ian Croll (@Iancroll1) May 27, 2015
  • 19:03 GMT

    Protesters are now marching down Oxford Street, according to reports.

    Anti-austerity protest just now on Oxford Street. Begins and ends with police. #protesthttps://t.co/wOI0l7Ll5Y

    — Emi Ⓥ (@emisgoodeating) May 27, 201

  • 18:57 GMT

    Labour MP and former minister Diane Abbot has expressed solidarity with protesters marching against austerity.

    Solidarity with all those demonstrating to #EndAusterityNowpic.twitter.com/n5erbk4z83

    — Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott) May 27, 2015

  • 18:50 GMT

    RT's Laura Burdon-Manley reports traffic is being brought to a standstill as protestors stage a sit-in.

    Traffic at a standstill as protesters sit on the streets shouting Tory scum. Reporting @RTUKnews@RT_compic.twitter.com/qxWUFviXG7

    — Laura Burdon-Manley (@LauraBM_RT) May 27, 2015
  • 18:44 GMT

    Violent clashes have broken out between protesters and police outside a house where an eviction is purpoted to be taking place.

  • 18:43 GMT

    Protesters are clashing with police outside a house, where they are attempting to stop an eviction.

    Protesters now attempting to stop eviction #londonprotest#endausteritynowhttps://t.co/BS9aLvurkJ

    — James Cropper (@JamesCropper95) May 27, 2015
  • 18:38 GMT

    Green Party leader Natalie Bennett also spoke to protesters outside Downing Street.

    @William_Njo pls go ahead, 7 Labour MPs were at the protest + @nataliebenpic.twitter.com/8dEpml5OLO

    — Namaa Al-Mahdi نعماء (@Namaa0009) May 27, 2015