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Posted on 5 November 2011 at 15:49 GMT

Jarrow marchers in Trafalgar Square, London, 5.11.11, photo  Socialist Party

Jarrow marchers in Trafalgar Square, London, 5.11.11, photo Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

Jarrow marchers march into history - and vow that the struggle goes on

Thousands of young people, trade unionists and other supporters joined the Jarrow marchers in London on the final leg of their long march from Jarrow.

In a display of determination, enthusiasm and solidarity, the Jarrow marchers led the way from the Embankment to Trafalgar Square, where a lively rally was held to mark the end of this 2011 march, a re-enactment of the original Jarrow to London march against unemployment 75 years ago.

Gloria Findlay holding photo of 1936 Jarrow marchers, Trafalgar Square, 5.11.11, photo  Socialist Party

Gloria Findlay holding photo of 1936 Jarrow marchers, Trafalgar Square, 5.11.11, photo Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

Waiting among others in Trafalgar Square for the march to arrive, was Gloria Findlay from Dorset, whose first husband, Pat Devine, marched 75 years ago.

On the march itself, celebrating its historic end, was Lizi Gray, the great-grand daughter of one of the original marchers.

Jarrow marchers march into history

Like the 1936 marchers, those who have marched today have again been driven to undertake this physically demanding action to draw attention to the terrible lack of jobs.

They are calling for a programme of job creation to end the misery of long term unemployment and all the deprivation, wasted talent and suffering that it brings.

Jarrow marchers on the FBU stage, Trafalgar Square, 5.11.11

Jarrow marchers on the FBU stage, Trafalgar Square, 5.11.11   (Click to enlarge)

For the rally in Trafalgar Square, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) provided a converted fire engine with a high platform from which the speakers addressed the crowd.

Jarrow marchers in Trafalgar Square, 5.11.11

Jarrow marchers in Trafalgar Square, 5.11.11   (Click to enlarge)

A number of other inspiring speeches were made, including by a representative of Kurdish and Turkish organisation Day-Mer Youth, and by Emily McArthur from the Occupy Boston tent protesters in the US.

A rousing end to the rally was given by national organiser of Youth Fight for Jobs Paul Callanan, who spelt out firmly: "We won't be a lost generation, we'll fight for our futures".

More reports will be posted on the Socialist Party website soon, plus more photos and also video.

Some of the media coverage of the Jarrow finale:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15607103
http://m.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/nov/05/jarrow-marchers-petition-youth-unemployment?cat=uk&type=article http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16103883
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24006429-campaigners-recreate-jarrow-march.do
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8871935/Campaigners-finish-re-enactment-of-Jarrow-March.html
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/111620

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