The last quarter of 2014 has seen unrest rising yet again on the streets of London, from the hugely disproportionate police operation around the first Occupy Democracy protests, the largest ever Million Mask March and Student marches, to Ferguson and We Can’t Breathe solidarity protests and the mass arrest of 76 demonstrators.
Saturday 21 June 2014: 50,000 people marched through London to protest against austerity and the ruling coalition government.
The BBC was heavily criticised for not covering the largest anti-government demonstration for several years. It did however start coverage from 8pm that evening, but not before a deluge of social media condemnation of the publicly funded institution from across the globe.
Placards and banners highlighted a myriad of issues from tax avoidance and evasion to the bedroom tax and welfare cuts, education and NHS privatisation to calls for an end to the funding off the Trident nuclear weapons program.
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