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A march undertaken by a group of people in protest against unemployment or poverty, especially any of those by unemployed workers in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s.
- ‘During the 1930s, Edinburgh was the end-point of many of the hunger marches organised by the National Union of Unemployed Workers.’
- ‘They weren't going to lead a hunger march on City Hall demanding more relief.’
- ‘During the 1920s and 1930s the National Unemployed Workers' Movement organised six hunger marches to London.’
- ‘The 1920s saw mass unemployment and hunger marches.’
- ‘Just as the crises of the '60s were different from those that prompted Depression-era hunger marches and sit-down strikes, today's crises resist comparison to yesterday's.’
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