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UK unemployed youths reprise Jarrow march
As youth unemployment reaches more than one million, jobless people restage famous 1936 Jarrow march for jobs.
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2011 14:10



The latest figures to emerge from Britain show that unemployment has risen to its highest rate in 15 years, with the number of young people without a job moving above the one million mark.

A group of unemployed youths has marched 500km, down from the northeast of England to London, as a deliberate and direct echo of the famous Jarrow march of 1936, when 200 unemployed men marched to plead for work during the depression.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

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