Opponents of the Government's changes to housing benefit say that there will be up to 57 protests across the UK.
The demonstrations are timed to happen at 1pm today including in the centre of Carlisle and Whitehaven.
The Government has defended its changes to the welfare system saying that the changes will help cut the £23bn annual bill for housing benefit, free up more living space for overcrowded families, and encourage people to get jobs.
But housing charities are warning that the result will be higher levels of rent arrears, and greater homelessness.
The Labour Party has dubbed the changes a "bedroom tax" but the Government insists that it is wrong to call it a tax.
They say it is a cut on a "spare room subsidy".
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