Hundreds of people rallied and marched through Jarrow today ahead of setting off to London. Representatives from the PCS & RMT unions joined the marchers and spoke in support of the campaign against youth unemployment. Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror addressed the rally alongside Lizi Gray whose great-grandfather was on the original 1936 march. The march set off with the RMTs brass band and received fantastic support from local people as it passed.
A daily report and pictures to be posted here: http://jarrowmarch11.com/
The march has received a huge amount of coverage in the national and local media.
The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9873893
BBC report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-15135644
The BBC have even been encourage to look back at the historic Jarrow March, here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9604000/9604857.stm