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Tens of thousands gather in London for huge anti-austerity rally

Thousands of people are set to attend a massive anti-austerity demonstration in central London today - including public figures like Charlotte Church and Russell Brand.

With people travelling from across the UK to attend, organisers are hoping that the protests - which will also be held in Glasgow.

Marchers will travel from the City of London to Westminster, where Church and Brand are expected to address the crowds alongside trade union leaders Len McCluskey and Matt Wrack, the Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn, and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness.

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Charlotte Church: Austerity is 'unethical and unfair'

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Charlotte Church has said austerity is "unethical, unfair and unnecessary" as she joined crowds at the front of tpday's march in London.

Brandishing an End Austerity Now placard, she said she was proud to join demonstrators - posing for photos with some.

She said: "I'm here today in a show of solidarity with everyone here - it is a massive turnout - everybody who thinks that austerity isn't the only way and thinks it is essentially unethical, unfair and unnecessary.

"I'm immensely proud to be here. I think this is a brilliant movement and it is for the common good. We are here to make a stand."

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