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UK: Bob Crow and Tony Benn remembered on May Day

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VideoID: 20140501 026 M/S Trumpeters marching in May Day parade M/S Posters of Karl Marx M/S Workers marching in fluorescent jackets C/U Poster featuring faces of Tony Benn and Bob Crow, deceased left-wing leaders M/S Marchers carrying red flags M/S Marchers carrying red flags M/S Police officer on motorbike W/S Marching past policeman on motorbike M/S RMT and trade union banners in May Day rally W/S May Day rally in Trafalgar Square SOT Peter Pinkney, President of RMT (English): "The answer is to go back your regions, back to your trade unions, back to your branches and demand a general strike, now! And tell them, tell them the message, to fight, we fight back hard!' M/S Crowds turned to screen M/S Colourful Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union flags in May Day rally C/U Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union Flags M/S Men in green shirts in May Day rally Thousands of socialists, left-wing activists and trade unionists held a May Day rally in London on Thursday in honour of veteran political campaigner Tony Benn and rail union leader Bob Crow who died within days of each other in April. The rally, held on International Workers Day, celebrated workers' achievements in the class struggle and paid tribute to the deceased leaders' contribution to the fight for workers' rights. Marchers faced rainfall as they gathered at Clerkenwell Green near Farringdon before marching through central London to Trafalgar Square. The march was led by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) that Crow headed until his death, as well as the May Day Organizing Committee. An Occupy London protest held under the banner 'Occupy Wonga' broke off from the main May Day parade and assembled at Clerkenwell Green, marching against British pay day company 'Wonga' that offers "short-term, high-cost" credit. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Google Plus: http://plus.google.com/111498286331086224967 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv