(Democracy Now! 0821 PST, March 28, 2011) As many as 500,000 protesters marched in London on Saturday to protest Britain's deepest cuts to public spending since World War II. The protests come after UK officials estimated corporate taxes would be reduced even as it tackles a $235-billion deficit and plans to cut more than 300,000 public sector jobs.
Democracy Now! interviews British journalist Johann Hari who writes for The Independent of London and Allison Kilkenny of Citizen Radio in New York.
Spending Cuts Demo: Police and Protesters Clash in London
(Channel 4 News: 1408 PST, March 26, 2011) As hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against government spending cuts in London on Saturday, clashes broke out between police and protesters.