UK Uncut take the tube in London protests

Hundreds of anti-cuts activists will launch a fresh campaign of civil disobedience today in protest at the Government's controversial welfare changes.

UK Uncut protesters on Northern Line platform at Kings Cross.
UK Uncut protesters on Northern Line platform at Kings Cross. Credit: ITV News/ Tom Barton

Direct action group UK Uncut said it will hold events in central London, Birmingham, Manchester and Chelmsford to bring the impact of the cuts home to "millionaire misery-makers".

The protests hope to highlight the 'bedroom tax', with protesters expected to take beds with them during the demonstrations.

The cap on benefits, being rolled out from this month, will also be attacked.

Read: '40,000 affected' by benefit cap

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Cap protests target politicians

Protest group UK Uncut claimed hundreds of people attended demonstrations over the "bedroom tax" and benefits cap at Lord Freud’s home and 20 disabled activists are staging a protest at Iain Duncan Smith’s country home in Buckinghamshire.