Anti-austerity protest: 'David Cameron is a robot made of ham' and other brilliant banners from the march

Tens of thousands are believed to be marching through London today

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Tens of thousands have taken to the streets of London to protest the Conservative government’s austerity measures - but despite the seriousness of their message humour abounds in protesters’ banners.

The march, believed to be the largest since the election of the Conservative government in May, was organised by the People’s Assembly.

Russell Brand, Charlotte Church and Caroline Lucas will address the gathered crowds, with Guardian journalist Owen Jones already speaking.

The demonstration will draw attention to the cuts - some already implented and some in planning - with an especial focus on homelessness, inequality and child poverty.

Social media has been flooded by images and vines of the protesters. We collected our favourite banners so far:

Letting dolphins govern has got to be one of the more unusual banners of the day:

So this one isn't exactly a 'banner' but we couldn't help but want to include it:

And, obviously, no march would be a protest without some Mean Girls inspired banners:

(These are probably our favourites.)

These images also show the humour on the march. The picture directly below is by artist Kaya Mar (you can see more of his politically-inspired work here).