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Budget 2009: Protestors gather outside Treasury

Protestors are gathering outside the Treasury this afternoon to demonstrate against Alistair Darling’s Budget.

The demonstrators will call for financial support for those most affected by the economic crisis, and not the banks who contributed to the recession.

A statement said individuals had attempted to gather outside the government building earlier this morning but were prevented from doing so by the police.

Owen Jones, the protest organiser who was claims to have been threatened by the police with arrest this morning, said in the statement: “Millions of people across the country are being forced to pay for an economic crisis they had no role in starting with their jobs, homes and livelihoods.

“Meanwhile the bankers responsible for economic disaster have been bailed out with billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.

“Today students, pensioners, workers and the unemployed will protest outside the Treasury to demand: ‘Where’s our bailout?’”