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Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally

Thousands of protesters join a huge demonstration against the UK government's austerity measures

Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
A banner displayed in Trafalgar Square calls for 'regime change' during a march in protest at government cuts on March 26, 2011 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
Protestors beseige Fortnum and Masons in Piccadily during a march in protest at government cuts on March 26, 2011 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
A protestor throws a crowd barrier through the glass doors of a bank on Piccadilly during a march in protest at government cuts on March 26, 2011 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
Protesters occupy the Fortnum and Mason department store. Protesters from an anti-cuts group said they had occupied the shop in the heart of London after breaking away from a huge demonstration against government austerity measures. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
Police officers and protesters clash on Piccadilly during marches in protest at government cuts on March 26, 2011 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
Demonstrators from UK Uncut, which has been running a campaign against government cuts and corporate tax avoidance, enter luxury food store Fortnum & Mason. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
Protesters attack an ATM during a mass demonstration against government financial cuts, in central London, on March 26, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
Protesters stand in front of a burning barricade in Jermyn Street during clashes with police after a march in protest against government cuts on March 26, 2011 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
Paint-covered police officers chat outside a branch of Topshop following a mass rally in Hyde Park in protest at government cuts on March 26, 2011 in London, England. Thousands are taking part in the Trades Union Congress (TUC) organised march to Hyde Park where a rally will take place. Police say they are deploying 4500 officers. (Getty Images)
Rioters and UK police clash after anti-cuts rally
Police officers are seen as a man leads a group who broke away from the peaceful protesters, vandalising properties as they march up Piccidilly on March 26, 2011 in London, England. (Getty Images)