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March for the Alternative - Communist Party

In the entirely useless British "First Past the Post" electoral system, a parody of democracy, the Communist Party has a snowball's chance in hell of ever winning a seat in the House of Commons. It is - therefore - somehow heartening to see that some people are still prepared to stick to their principles.

 

This image has been "mirror flipped" to make the text - seen from the reverse - more readable.

 

Part of a set / slideshow of "point an shoot" images - taken with a very high sensor speed to minimise camera shake (and so with excessive image noise), and hastily fixed in Photoshop. The pictures were taken at the TUC organised "March for the Alternative" in London on Saturday 26th of March 2011, to protest against government cutbacks, and a belief that the economic recovery may be sabotages by the speed and levels of the cuts.

 

Between a quarter and a half a million people attended. The march terminated in a rally in Hyde Park. Because the numbers of participants were so large, the rally was over by the time I eventually got to the park...

 

Trades Union Congress [TUC Trades Union Congress website]

The March for the Alternative [Event organiser's website]

2011 Anti-Cuts Protest in London [Wikipedia]

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Taken on March 26, 2011