Three Welsh trade unionists marching the 150 miles from Cardiff to London for Saturday's TUC demonstration were boosted today by Plaid Cymru and Labour Assembly members.
Richard Evans, Cerith Griffiths and Steffan Ap Dafydd set off from outside the Welsh Assembly on Saturday morning.
They were joined in their first leg by Plaid AM Bethan Jenkins and walk organiser and NUJ activist Jamie Insole.
More than one in three AMs have publicly pledged their support for the trio in a statement that points out the devastating effect of the Con-Dem cuts.
The group reached Newport in time for a rally on Saturday, joined by local Labour MPs Paul Flynn and Jessica Morden.
Mr Flynn said Saturday's demonstration would be a "march for sanity."
And Ms Morden said many Newport residents were struggling to put food on the table.
The marchers are now in south-west England, backed by the FBU's fire engine.
They should reach Reading by Wednesday for another rally.
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