Riots hit London ahead of G20 meet

from DailyNews

Two Days Ago

Two Days Ago

Thousands gather in London to protest the G20 summit and handling of the economic crisis. Rioters force their way into the Royal Bank of Scotland, trying to storm the Bank of England while others clash with police on a day demonstrators have branded ’Financial Fool’s Day’

G20 protesters clashed with riot police in downtown London yesterday, breaking into the heavily guarded Royal Bank of Scotland and smashing its windows. Earlier, they tried to storm the Bank of England and pelted police with eggs and fruit.

At least 4,000 anarchists, anti-capitalists, environmentalists and others jammed into London’s financial district for what they called “Financial Fool’s Day.” The protests were called ahead of today’s summit of world leaders, who hope to take concrete steps to resolve the global financial crisis that has lashed nations and workers worldwide.

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