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Anarchists Crash London Protests

An estimated 400,000 people hit the streets of London on Saturday, some bused in from around the country to protest cuts to the public sector. But there seems to be a small band of anarchists in the crowd, smashing windows and throwing paint bombs and ammonia-filled lightbulbs at police officers. Groups of protesters have also attacked a bank and a Niketown. Earlier, Labour leader Ed Miliband spoke to a crowd of thousands in Hyde Park, accusing the government of trying to take Britain back to the 1980s. Mocking Prime Minister David Cameron's “big society” plan, Miliband said: “David Cameron: You wanted to create the big society. This is the big society. The big society united against what your government is doing to our country.”