Hundreds of Leeds council tenants started rallying behind a campaign against the government's controversial bedroom tax today.
The Hands Off Our Homes campaign has held well-attended meetings on Leeds council estates including Middleton, Seacroft and Armley.
The city's Labour-run councillors were invited but did not attend.
"This was not surprising as they had tried their hardest to stop the meetings going ahead in the first place," a campaign representative said.
Across the Pennines, protests have been staged in Sefton and Bootle on Merseyside. The next Hands Off Our Homes campaign meeting takes place in the Leeds inner-city community of Armley on Thursday and one is planned for Little London and Woodhouse on March 14 and Chapeltown and Harehills on March 26.