Thousands of protesters march through London calling for ‘immediate’ general election

Activists are demanding an immediate general election, action on low pay and the repeal of “anti-union” employment laws. Picture: Alamy

Thousands of people have joined a demonstration calling for an immediate general election amid the worsening cost-of-living crisis, saying “Britain is Broken.”

A coalition of trade unions and community organisations are taking part in the protest in central London, which was organised by the People’s Assembly.

Demonstrators marched in the rain from Embankment to Trafalgar Square, where a rally is being held with speakers including Mick Lynch, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union.

The People’s Assembly said the protesters, some of whom waved banners reading “Tories Out”, are demanding an immediate general election, action on low pay and the repeal of “anti-union” employment laws.

Michelle Uden brought her seven-year-old twin boys to the demonstration and said she wanted a change in leadership after struggling with the cost of living.

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The 34-year-old, who cares for her husband who has epilepsy at their home in New Eltham, south-east London, told the PA news agency: “Enough is enough.

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