British protesters call on Cameron to resign
More than 150,000 people have taken to the streets of the British capital to voice their anger at the harsh austerity measures by the conservative government.
The Saturday rally, which was organized by activist group the People’s Assembly, saw demonstrators from across the UK on the streets of London protesting against cuts to health, social housing, jobs and education.
Protest organizers accuse the government of being favorable to the privileged, saying the austerity drive has pushed ordinary Britons further into poverty.
Addressing the protesters, lawmaker Dianne Abbott said, “Austerity is a threat to the National Health Service and to our public services. We must unite to defend them.”
The protesters also called for Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation over a recent offshore scandal.
Cameron has been under pressure by the media and the opposition to disclose details of the financial relations between his father, Ian Cameron, and a Panamanian law firm specializing in reducing the tax burdens for the wealthy.