Thousands of people in Bristol anti-austerity march

Marchers filled roads through the city centre. Credit: ITV News West Country

Thousands of people took part in a demonstration in Bristol against austerity measures. The rally was called by the city's Mayor Marvin Rees in response to cutbacks imposed by the government. It was the biggest protest to take place in the city centre for some years.

There was a carnival atmosphere despite the rain Credit: ITV News West Country

The crowds rallied on College Green before marching to Cabot Circus and onto Castle Park. The mood remained light, despite heavy showers.

Crowds rally on College Green to hear speeches. Credit: ITV News West Country

The demonstrators were supporting Mayor Marvin Rees's demands for more money from the Government - Bristol City Council has to make cuts of more than £100 million in the next five years.

Here's the full report from Ashna Hurynag: