Still here they are. Most of the photos are from Put People First March for Jobs, Justice and Climate, a diverse demonstration of at least 35,000 people in central London on Saturday 28th March:
A mobile sound system with pretty impressive mixing desk, the guy on the left was rapping through a headset microphone
Jambalaya, New Orleans style marching band
Belgian workers on the London demo
More marching brass
Old school brass band with the RMT (railworkers union)
Then on April 1st I headed into the City for the G20 Meltdown protest at the Bank of England, where my main concern was avoiding being surrounded by police and prevented from coming or going for several hours (ye olde 'Kettling' technique). Apparently Billy Bragg , Kate Nash and Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly did a few acoustic numbers for the crowed, but I didn't see them or Enter Shikari's Roughton 'Rou' Reynolds who was apparently there.
This mobile sound system was stopped by the police from joining the crowd outside the Bank of England - until it started playing gabba and suddently the police line parted! (probably only to widen the cordon mind).
Didn't find either of the actions particularly inspiring, but for all their limitations I guess I feel that some kind of movement is better than none. The long history of deep capitalist crises demonstrates that without a strong counter-movement the cost of recovery will be paid by those of us enduring pay cuts, job losses and reductions in public services - if not worse.