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Anti-Austerity Rallies Terminate in Cardiff, Sheffield

© Photo : Twitter/@PhotoJ_LornaAnti-Austerity Protest in UK's Cardiff
Anti-Austerity Protest in UK's Cardiff - Sputnik International
Saturday's anti-austerity rallies in UK cities of Cardiff and Sheffield have terminated, witnesses said on social media.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to eyewitness Twitter reports, over 1,000 people attended the Sheffield march. Natalie Bennett, the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, participated in the event, and gave a speech.

The Sheffield action was peaceful, no arrests have been reported.

Several hundreds of people gathered in Cardiff's second austerity protest in recent days. Like the march in Sheffield, the Cardiff rally saw no arrests, according to local media.

The United Kingdom has seen a wave of anti-austerity protests since the general elections in the country on May 7. The Conservative party won the vote after securing the absolute majority of the seats in the lower house of the British parliament, the House of Commons.

The five-year austerity program, implying substantial public spending cuts in Britain, was introduced in 2010 by the Conservative party. In their election campaign, the Tories claimed that the measures should be retained in order to eliminate the deficit.

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