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.
Where are you from?
Newcastle, but I grew up in Leicester.
Why are you here?
To say that I am against austerity, the scapegoating of immigrants and the privatisation of public services. To protect the welfare state. To call the government to account for those refugees who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean over the last year and to call for action to support those who are forced to seek asylum, now.
What do you stand for?
Taking responsibility. Understanding global citizenship. Equality.
If you were Prime Minister, what would you do?
Find someone else who knew what they were doing.
Do you think you're better off than your parents generation?
I don't think thats the question we should be asking. I'm more concerned with the increasing gap between the rich and the poor.
Do the people have the power?
At any one time some have more than others. I believe that through mass mobilisation we can create a fairer society.
Photography Rosie Harriet Ellis