Demonstrations took place across the UK sparked by the announcement that the energy price cap will increase by £693 – 54 per cent – in April.
The protest organisers, who have already announced two more days of action, said anger had been growing for years.
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Paula Peters, a disability rights activist with Disabled People Against Cuts, said the crisis had been killing for over a decade.
“Austerity has been killing us for 11 years and it’s swept under the carpet – that’s why we’re supporting this demo,” she said.
The weekend’s protests, organised by The People’s Assembly along with Revolutionary Socialism, Disabled People Against Cuts, and Fuel Poverty Alliance, saw hundreds of people gather in Parliament Square.