More than 10,000 workers marched in London on Wednesday (24 November) to lobby their Members of Parliament over Britain's growing unemployment rate.
SV Unionists boarding train & in carriages (2 shots)
SV Sign "Euston" TILT UP TO Unionists assembling outside station (2 shots)
GV Trade Unionists with placards at Tower Hill 7 marching off (3 shots)
GTV Unionists marching in Fleet Street (4 shots)
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Background: More than 10,000 workers marched in London on Wednesday (24 November) to lobby their Members of Parliament over Britain's growing unemployment rate.
With Christmas just a month away, nearly one million people -- about four per cent of the country's work force -- are unemployed.
The workers marched through the London streets, creating peak-hour traffic jams, and converged on the Houses of Parliament. At least eight people were arrested when violence broke out, and several cars were damaged in clashes with police.
SYNOPSIS: In Britain on Wednesday, workers from all over the country bearded special trains for London to take part in a march protesting over the country's growing unemployment rate. They assembled at Euston Station before marching to Tower Hill to meet with other union contingents.
The unionists listened to speeches from their regional leaders before marching off to Westminster to lobby their members of Parliament.
Police estimates put the numbers at more than 10,000 and eight were later to be arrested following clashes with police outside the Houses of Parliament Nearly one million -- about 4 per cent -- of the country's work force are unemployed with Christmas only a month away.