After a rally against cuts in London, a break away group caused a scuffle during a smaller demonstration outside the Savoy hotel.
The scuffle began after a protester took a doorman's hat. The top hat was later returned to him. No one is believed to have been seriously injured during the incident.
Whistles and flags have filled the streets of London today as thousands turned out for a TUC rally against the cuts.
It has come at a difficult time for the government with the loss of Andrew Mitchell and George Osborne being caught on the wrong ticket on a train back to the capital leaving them looking divorces from austerity Britain.
ITV News Political Correspondent Romily Weeks reports:
UK Uncut has said that traffic was stopped in Marble Arch as disabled protesters took to the streets against the austerity cuts with the campaign group claimed that central London had been brought, "to a standstill."
Paddy Murphy of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) said:
If cuts to benefits don’t kill you slowly by leaving you starving or freezing to death in winter, then massive cuts to care and support funding should finish off those the Government wrongly call “unsustainable.”
Speaking at the TUC rally Ed Miliband has said; "it won't be easy choices, but they can be different choices. We can make different choices that put our young people back to work, that make our banks work for small businesses, that take real action on energy prices."
"I think what you see at this event today is a cross section of people from right across the country, who are worried about this government's approach."
Asked about a general strike Mr Miliband said, "I don't think that's the right thing to do and I don't think that's on the cards. I think what we need is a Labour government and that's what I'm going to be working for."
The Labour leader Ed Miliband has launched a scathing attack on the Coalition Government in his address to an anti-austerity rally in Hyde Park, London.
He said: "The culture of two nations runs right across this government. They cut taxes for millionaires and raise them for ordinary people".
He made a joke at the expense of the Chancellor George Osborne who "tries to travel first class on a standard class ticket" and described the Prime Minister as "weak and clueless".
Coaches and trains on their way now from across the UK carrying marchers against austerity. Tweet us your messages and pictures #oct20
Lots of activity in London; the Unite band is relaxing ready for later