Campaigners have held a protest outside the Daily Mail's offices in London.

Around 200 left-wingers and trade union activists gathered outside Northcliffe House in London, the Guardian reported.

It was prompted by the controversy over a Mail article branding Ed Miliband's late father 'the man who hated Britain'.

SEE ALSO: Does the Daily Mail set a bad example to children?

Journalist Owen Jones led the protests on Sunday afternoon:


Owen Jones
Cheery crowd chanting "Daily Mail - What A Fail" outside their HQs :)

The paper refused to back down over its comments, which were criticised by David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

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  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    General view, as protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • Protest outside Daily Mail headquarters

    Protesters gather outside the head office of the Daily Mail in west London, as the row continues over the Daily Mail article about opposition leader Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband - a noted Marxist academic - under the headline: "The man who hated Britain".

  • A woman displays a placard, during a 'Daily Mail Hates Britain' protest, organised by the People's Asssembly, outside the Daily Mail newspaper headquarters, in London, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The newspaper ran a story that smeared the reputation of Ralph Miliband, the father of Britain's Labour party leader, Ed. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Demonstrators display placards, during a 'Daily Mail Hates Britain' protest, organised by the People's Asssembly, outside the Daily Mail newspaper headquarters, in London, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The newspaper ran a story that smeared the reputation of Ralph Miliband, the father of Britain's Labour party leader, Ed. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • A demonstrator displays a placard, during a 'Daily Mail Hates Britain' protest, organised by the People's Asssembly, outside the Daily Mail newspaper headquarters, in London, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The newspaper ran a story that smeared the reputation of Ralph Miliband, the father of Britain's Labour party leader, Ed. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • A young boy displays a placard, during a 'Daily Mail Hates Britain' protest, organised by the People's Asssembly, outside the Daily Mail newspaper headquarters, in London, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The newspaper ran a story that smeared the reputation of Ralph Miliband, the father of Britain's Labour party leader, Ed. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Paris Lees speaks to protesters outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Protesters gather outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest, which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Protesters gather outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest, which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Protesters gather outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest, which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Protest organiser, Owen Jones, speaks to protesters outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Paris Lees speaks to protesters outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Protesters gather outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest, which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Councillor Rania Khan joins protestors outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest, which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: A protester outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest, which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Protesters gather outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest, which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Protesters gather outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest, which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

  • Protesters Outside The Daily Mail's Headquarters

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Protesters gather outside the head offices of the Daily Mail on October 6, 2013 in London, England. The protest, which was organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, aims to condemn a perceived 'campaign of hatred' they claim is being pushed by the paper in the wake of the Ralph Miliband affair. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

It came as Miliband said he would never accuse David Cameron of 'hating Britain'.

"I would never say about David Cameron that he hates Britain," the Labour leader told BBC Radio 5 Live's Pienaar's Politics.

"I would never say about David Cameron that he doesn't want the best for this country.

"Of course he wants the best for this country, so what the Mail said about my dad I would never say about David Cameron.

"What I would say is that I think his policies are profoundly misguided and I don't think it's true that he's leaving nobody behind."