Protesters set for London march against spending cuts

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People from across the country are converging on London for a march in protest at the coalition government's spending cuts. The Trades Union Congress predicts more than 100,000 people will join the march, to be policed by 4,500 police. The TUC said it was deploying more than 1,000 stewards to ensure the event remained "family friendly". Ministers say the cuts are necessary to fix the public finances and critics must come up with an alternative. More than 600 coaches are due to take people to London on Saturday morning, with marchers planning to assemble from 1100 GMT on Victoria Embankment and Lower Thames Street. They will then walk to Hyde Park for a rally from 1330 GMT where speakers will include Labour leader Ed Miliband.  

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