On Saturday, October 1, upwards of 1,500 people march in Bristol as part of a national day of action organised by cost of living campaign Enough is Enough.
The march stopped outside the offices of Ovo energy to vent some frustration companies that have taken so much from people this year in the form of rising bills, even as their own profits multiply.
Protesters then passed by the RMT and Aslef picket line outside Temple Meads before crossing the river to join the CWU on strike outside a post office delivery office.
Protesters came for different reasons. Some were angry about housing, others energy prices, and others still the climate. The cost of living crisis has united them all in shared anger against a political and economic system that takes from the poor and gives to the rich.
As the day came to an end, the question on many people’s mind was: what happens next? Enough is Enough, and energy campaign Don’t Pay, have captured the national mood, but many want to see more action and fear the nascent movement could fizzle out before it really begins.