By Alec Price, Chester & Wirral Socialist Party
35,000 people travelled to Manchester city centre on Sunday 2nd October to march against the anti-working class policies of the Conservative party.
The Tory conference usually attracts a protest - but not on this scale. Last year for example, 7,000 protested in Birmingham.
The reason for the dramatic increase in numbers is surely down to the increasing reaction to the £81 billioncuts package that the Con-Dem coalition is trying to push through, but also the decision of the Trades Union Congress to organise the march this year.