This morning tens of thousands of people from various trade unions marched against cuts in London, Glasgow and Belfast. More than 1,000 people made their way through Belfast city centre with a number of trade unions, political parties and other groups in the march organised by the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), which represents more than 250,000 members in 36 trade unions across Northern Ireland. Beginning at the Art College grounds, the march finished at Custom House Square.
The trade unions and political groups involved are fighting against public service cuts, welfare reform and austerity: as well as a demand that the banks and bankers are held to account for the resulting economic crash.
Paddy Nash sang songs about rich people not paying taxes
The Belfast Feminist Network and Alliance for Choice groups also took part, showing their ‘pro-choice’ stance in the abortion debate