The protest was organized by the activist group Take Back Democracy, who describe themselves as “absolutely fed up with the UK government of Boris Johnson and the Tory party”.
ONE statement on their website read: “We feel compelled to do something after the UK Government is continuing to be corrupt. We wanted to do something to stop the slide of fascism and to be a counter to the populist agenda.
“We believe in inclusion, equality and a fair country for all. We have no political parties, and we are members of different parties and have no parties.”
Undoing actor Grant, who has been vocal critic of the Conservatives for years, shared a tweet by one of the group’s activists, who has the Twitter handle @NoMoreGreed, saying: “I never have. see more businesses going bust, more poor people, such a big gap between rich and poor, or corruption in our government.
“It has to change and it starts on Saturday.”
Grant shared the post with an index finger and a fist emoji.
Last year, Grant accused the government uses the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to “enrich” its friends and donors.
And in January, actors attack the government about a plan to waive the license to fund the BBC, calling politicians “nonsense jobs” who “want to destroy” the company.
Johnson was recently fired for parties held in Downing Street during the height of the shutdown.
His administration has also been accused of “pushing people into poverty” by Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, who announced earlier this month that Tory politicians are failing to grasp the cost of living issues affecting working families.
Protests against Johnson began at midday on Parliament Square in London on Saturday 19 February.
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