Protest over "Bedroom tax"

"Bedroom tax" protest in Carlisle Credit: ITV

Protesters have gathered in Carlisle to show their opposition to the Government's changes to housing benefit.

Demonstrations have been taking place across the country, all timed to start at 1pm.

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Protest against "bedroom tax" in Cumbria

Organisers say they expect a large turn out in Carlisle and Whitehaven to protest against the Government's so-called "bedroom tax". It's part of a co-ordinated action that will take place at more than 50 other towns and cities across the UK.