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Tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of central London for a rally in support of refugees, with similar events taking place in other European capitals.

The Solidarity with Refugees event on Saturday began at Park Lane and proceeded to Downing Street, with speeches in Parliament Square from a number of politicians and public figures including Jeremy Corbyn, the newly elected leader of the Labour party, and musician and activist Billy Bragg.

Others expected at the event were Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green party, and representatives of participating organisations such as the Refugee Council, Amnesty International, the Syria Solidarity Movement, Stand Up to Racism and the Stop the War Coalition.


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