HUNDREDS of protesters gathered outside Liverpool Town Hall tonight ahead of the city council's budget meeting.
More than 200 people attended a rally to voice their anger at plans for £32million worth of cuts, which are expected to be rubber-stamped later.
The anti-cuts demonstrators chanted "they say cut back, we say fight back" and held placards saying "enough is enough".
They were joined by a separate protest march against the soon-to-be-introduced bedroom tax. The campaigners, who started their march at The Florrie in Dingle, stopped briefly at the town hall before making their way along Water Street.
Traffic on Dale Street was held up for ten minutes just before 5pm while one protester was arrested and taken away in a police van.
One female protester, from Dingle, who asked not to be named, said: "As a community we had to join forces to speak out. The bedroom tax will hit ordinary, working class people who deserve more from this government."