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​This weekend thousands marched across the UK in defence of the welfare state and in protest against the government's austerity programme. We hit the streets with them to find out what they stand for.

by i-D Staff
22 June 2015, 1:41pm

Where are you from?

Why are you here?
Austerity just leads to more unemployment in my opinion. It's like targeting those who are already down. I didn't vote for this.

What do you stand for?
I stand for low income families and not knocking people who are already down. It's hard to ignore what's going on. People, especially young people are getting really fed up with public sector cuts.

If you were Prime Minister, what would you do?
If I was prime minister for a day I'd make a law against privatisation of the NHS and put more money into the NHS. The NHS is one of the things that makes me proud to be British.

Do you think you're better off than your parents generation?
Not really, it's like the previous generation just made loads of mistakes and has decided to penalise us for it.

Do the people have the power?
I think we have more power than we give ourselves credit. They can't ignore us forever. Change is round the corner



Photography Rosie Harriet Ellis

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