On the same day that a London rally was held in favour of government cuts, a consignment of turkeys held their own demonstration in favour of Christmas, arguing that in the public interest it should come much sooner.
The birds' Rally For Yuletide was organised in response to to anti-Christmas protests held in March which saw thousands of militant Brussels sprouts protest against the feasting of the holiday season. The rally aimed to support the idea that Christmas was a serious issue, and as everyone seemed very keen on it, it should be arranged sooner, rather than later.
Speakers at the event in Trafalgar Square included avian blogger Paul Turkey who writes under the name 'Crispy Skin', the director of the Turkeys' Alliance, Matthew Turkey, and UKIP's Nigel Farage MEP.
BBC News correspondent John Andrew, at the scene, said many at the rally believed the current rate of one Christmas per year was not nearly enough.
"It's not often you hear the cry 'we want trimmings, we want trimmings'," he said.
Sadly the antisocial behaviour of a minority of the turkeys saw the Metropolitan police forced to implement their much-criticised "roasting" tactics, in which the entire group of birds was forced to remain in the vicinity of a large kitchen for an unspecified amount of time. A turkey spokesman said he had not been told exactly when his comrades would be released, but was confident they would be well-treated, as they had already been provided with generous amounts of sage and onion snacks.