Thousands of left-wing protesters gathered in London on Saturday to march against the rising costs of living, and among those in attendance included members of Antifa who chanted the names of communist leaders and dictators that they idolize.
Members of the radical group paid homage to notable communist leaders including Joseph Stalin, Che Guevara, and Ho Chi Minh, all of which whose policies have killed millions of people.
Following a sea of red flags, Antifa militants dressed in black chanted, "Ho, ho, Ho Chi Minh! Che Guevara! Stalin!," as they shielded their identities behind red masks, symbolizing their support for communism.
The Guardian reports that protesters marched from Portland Place to Parliament Square for a rally against the government's lack of action in tackling the rising costs of living, calling it a "crisis."
Other demonstrators carried banners that read "cut war not welfare" and "end fuel poverty, insulate homes now," the outlet reports.
Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the British Trades Union Congress (TUC), organized the event and expressed that increasing workers wages is the only way to combat the "cost of living crisis." She said that wages have remained at a standstill for more than a decade.
"Prices are skyrocketing, yet boardroom bonuses are back to bumper levels," O'Grady said. "Everyone who works for a living deserves to earn a decent living, but UK workers are suffering the longest and harshest squeeze on their earnings in modern history."
"If we don't get pay rising across the economy, we will just keep lurching from crisis to crisis. This cost of living emergency has not come out of the blue. It is the result of more than a decade of standstill wages," she told PA Media.
O'Grady accused the conservative party of being the "party of pay cuts," and accused the government of turning its back on those who continued to work throughout the entirety of the COVID pandemic, also blaming Boris Johnson.
O'Grady alleged that Boris Johnson was "cynically abandoning" his commitment to a high-wage economy.
"He and other ministers are treating workers like Oliver Twist by telling them not to dare ask for a decent pay rise," she said. "The last thing we need right now is for wages to be held down. We cannot be a country where nurses have to use food banks to get by."
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