More than 250,000 people took to London's
streets to protest the toughest spending
More than 200 people were arrested
Teachers, nurses, firefighters, public sector
workers, students, pensioners and
campaign groups all took part in Saturday's
Although most of Saturday's
was peaceful, clashes continued into the
night as dozens of protesters pelted officers
with bottles and amonia-filled lightbulbs.
Groups set several fires and smashed shop
windows near tourist landmarks such as
The demonstration began in the afternoon.
Police said one small group of protesters
broke away from the main march, scuffling
with police officers and attempting to
smash windows on two of London's main
shopping streets. Others threw objects at
the posh Ritz Hotel in nearby Piccadilly.
Peaceful rally in London turned violent...