In London, 500,000 protest budget cuts! (GO UK UNCUT!)

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

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