A protest march against poverty in Dundee is to be held in the city centre this weekend.
Marchers hope to set off from the Hilltown around noon on Saturday before arriving at City Square, where speeches will be made.
Organiser Tony Cox hopes the rally will draw attention to the plight of Dundee’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
The city council’s licensing committee confirmed the march can go ahead.
Mr Cox, of the Scottish Unemployed Workers Network, said the event had been organised to protest against austerity measures.
Scottish Unemployed Workers Network, as well as the SNP, are to publicly condemn the UK Government’s practice of stopping the benefits of people who are alleged to have broken benefit rules.
He said: “Sanctions are a harsh punishment. We stand outside the Jobcentre in Dundee every week and assist benefit claimants whose money has been stopped.
“In many cases we found that the sanctions have been wrongly applied.
“In one case we came across a single mum with two children who was sanctioned because her bus was 10 minutes late. Her benefits were stopped for four weeks.
“With 20 to 30 sanctions being applied every day, people are struggling to feed their families.”
Stewart Hosie, MP for Dundee East, will also speak out during the march.
He said: “Official statistics show that 17% of Dundee’s working-age population are employment deprived, in other words, claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, incapacity benefit, employment and support allowance or severe disablement allowance.
“Many of these people are turning to foodbanks.”
The MP claimed that more than 40,000 Dundee citizens live in areas of deprivation.
Marchers plan to gather at Hilltown Park at 11.30am. A food collection will be taken before the march.