March for the Alternative – as it happened
9.31pm: As the TUC anti-cuts protest begins to calm down, here is a short summary of the day’s events.
* 500,000 demonstrators turned out in what is believed to be the largest demonstration since those against the Iraq war
* Police said the protest had been “peaceful and well-stewarded”, but latest figures suggest there were 157 arrests and 35 injuries
* More than a dozen shops on Oxford Street were occupied by Ukuncut. The group also occupied the upscale department store Fortnum & Mason