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28 March 2011

TUC March for the Alternative: the best banners

“As a Braille reader I think these cuts are dotty!”

By Duncan Robinson

Five hundred thousand demonstrators gathered in central London on Saturday to protest against cuts to public services by the coalition. Here is a selection of some of the best banners. Add your own choices in the comments.

Demonstrators in the rain

Not blind to the costs of the coalition’s cuts.

A young demonstator and her mother watch the TUC rally in Hyde Park. (Getty Images)

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Robin Hood Jr and Robin Hood Sr watch the TUC rally in Hyde Park.

"Meet your Big Society, Mr Cameron"

A demonstrator warns David Cameron that he should be careful what he wishes for.

The Prime Minister and the Iron Lady. Sort of.

Estimates of the number of demonstrators ranged from 250,000 to 500,000. Even David Cameron turned up. And he brought a friend. Not a banner, but a good effort.

A recession-hit demonstrator.

The cuts hit protesters hard. (Paul Parkinson)

There are bargains to be had in the recession. (Paul Parkinson)

With so many cuts, there are some bargains to be had. (Paul Parkinson)

Erudite political commentary.

Two children make their feelings felt about the coalition leadership outside the Ritz on Saturday. (Jason Stamper)

He doesn't sleep. He waits.

Another child makes his point clear. (Jason Stamper)

Tesco value

One protester skewers the coalition’s plans for a cut-price welfare state.

(All images Getty unless stated otherwise)