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22/06/2015 10:17 BST | Updated 23/06/2015 14:59 BST

Russell Brand Abused By Protestors At Anti-Austerity March In London

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Footage has emerged of Russell Brand being subjected to a tirade of abuse at an anti-austerity march at which he was one of the star speakers.

Waiting in a backstage area after his speech, sections of the crowd were heard to scream in his direction.

One woman shouts: "Fuck him. He should not be on the stage here. Ask him how much they fucking paid him."

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Brand on stage earlier on Saturday

A man can also be heard saying: "You’re a turncoat, fuck off back to Miliband."

Brand appears to be distressed at the situation and at one point is held back by a friend.

He then goes to shake hands with more amenable members of the crowd while ignoring those shouting abuse.

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Brand looks at the woman hurling abuse

Later in the video he can be seen running away from the crowd down a closed street into a waiting car.

The 250,000-strong crowd at large did not seem to have a problem with Brand or Charlotte Church who also took to the stage.

During his speech he said: "I think like most of us here I feel inspired to see people in this square in such incredible numbers after the results at the general election.

"Like most of you here I felt crushing disappointment on the morning after the election, unlike many of you I felt personally to blame for it. I thought I'd broken the country.

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"My personal feelings about this movement are very, very deep.

"Without a welfare state I wouldn't have been educated, without a welfare state I wouldn't have had anywhere to live, without a welfare state my mum would've died of cancer several times.

"I am personally a product of the welfare state - not least because I signed on for eight years while I learned to be a comedian, so somewhat grateful for it."