PEMBROKESHIRE protesters against austerity are expected to head to London in the early hours of next Saturday, January 12.

The 'Yellow Vests Against Austerity' - 'Britain is Broken, General Election Now' demonstration is aimed at bringing an end to the Conservative Government's 'reign of austerity,' organisers say.

The coaches, organised by Pembrokeshire People's Assembly Against Austerity, will join the national demonstration, which aims to capture the spirit of the 'Gilet Jaunes', or Yellow Vest movement, which has been growing in strength across Europe since first emerging in Paris last year.

National organisers said: "Yellow vests protests across the world, largely ignored by the mainstream media, have caught a widespread mood of global discontent. The latest predictions are that the one per cent will own two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, aided by tax cuts for the rich and austerity for the poor.”

Jim Scott who is organising the coaches from west Wales said: "People really have had enough of the suffering that this government is creating. We are organising these coaches because so many people got in touch with us asking us to organise transport to the demo.

“After eight years of savage cuts to our public services and now the cruel roll out of Universal Credit which is causing homelessness and poverty for families on a massive scale, the mood has finally shifted up a gear. People are getting in touch with us saying that they simply cannot take any more suffering and that they want to be part of a movement that finally brings this vicious government to its knees.

“If that means mobilizing on the streets and forcing their hand by creating a yellow vest movement here in Britain then that is what we must do."

He added: "We have also had some very generous donations towards the cost of the coaches from people who cannot attend themselves but who wanted to make sure that people on low incomes can attend the demo, so we are able to offer concession rates and even free seats for those who can't afford much."

Coaches will pick up at: Fishguard town square, 4.10am; Haverfordwest bus station, 4.30am; Pembroke Dock ALDI, London Road (lay-by), 4.55am; Carmarthen bus station, 5.40am.

Call Jim Scott on 07814089250, email or visit the Facebook event page to book a seat.