Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Protests upstage G20 summit

Protests turned angry at the G20 summit taking attention away from the press conference by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Barack Obama.

A mob rushed the Royal Bank of Scotland, and thousands of other angry demonstrators pushed against police barricades outside the Bank of England, the U.K.'s equivalent of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Some protesters were visibly injured.

About 2,500 uniformed officers are provideing security in the area and
The Times newspaper described the city as "Fortress London."

To make matters worse for Obama,
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he may not sign on to any agreement that does not include major reform of the world financial system.

G20 protesters storm RBS branch as Brown-Obama meeting upstaged

Times Online - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Anti-capitalist protesters stormed a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland today as police struggled to keep a lid on increasingly violent G20 demonstrations in the City of London.
Video: G20: Obama, Brown call for united front France 24

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