London riots ahead of G20

Here is a collection of videos and facts from various sources on the ‘BBC sponsored’ London riots over the upcoming G20 summit. If you want to join in just tune in to the BBC. They will give you directions times and even what weapons to bring and protection. At least, rumors abound that BBC has

From Reuters:

The protests, which brought together anti-capitalists, environmentalists, anti-war campaigners and others, were meant to mark what demonstrators called “Financial Fools’ Day” — a reference to April fool’s day which falls on April 1.

Some 4,000 protesters thronged outside the central bank, and a Gucci store nearby was closed and its windows emptied.

RBS said in a statement it was “aware of the violence” outside its branch and “had already taken the precautionary step” of closing central branches.

Wooden boards covered the war memorial in front of the Royal Exchange, once the center of commerce in the City of London and now an upmarket shopping center. Building sites and roadworks in the financial district were sealed to stop people using building materials as weapons, police said.

Police stopped a military-style armored vehicle with the word “RIOT” printed on the front and a police spokesman said its 11 occupants were arrested for having fake police uniforms. By mid-afternoon a total of 19 people had been arrested.

From Bloomberg.com

By Thomas Penny and Brian Lysaght

April 1 (Bloomberg) — Protesters clashed with police outside the Bank of England and broke into a Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc branch in demonstrations on the eve of the Group of 20 meeting in London.

Police in riot gear, on horseback and officers with dogs moved in to surround demonstrators who smashed windows and entered an RBS branch near the central bank in London’s financial district, the City. Officers removed protesters from the building.

Police said they stopped a modified military personnel carrier near RBS’s London headquarters in Bishopsgate and arrested 11 people who had police uniforms. Twenty-four people were detained in total.

As many as 4,000 marchers were outside the Bank of England for the protest, called “Financial Fools Day,” which began just before noon local time, police said. As the demonstrators assembled, pre-summit talks started with a visit by President Barack Obama to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Downing Street residence.

“This is about making it shameful to be a banker,” said Annabel Acton, 25, a consultant. “I’ve come here today so we can engage in a peaceful protest and vent our anger against the greed of the financial institutions. They are dealers in death and intent on oppressing us.”

A second demonstration, organized by anti-war activists, began around 2 p.m. near London’s American Embassy at Grosvenor Square and drew several thousand people.

Special thanks to the Baron for the links and info

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2 Replies to “London riots ahead of G20”

  1. Many conservative and libertarian Americans agree with the G20 protests.

    While most of the London and European protesters are from the far left, many working Americans feel the same about Washington’s excessive bailouts for Wall Street and the banking establishment. Washington has bailed out the banks, Wall Street & their Washington special interests and much of the cost is added to the national debt to by paid by this and future generations while real estate and investments continue to fall.

    Find out how a growing repudiate the debt movement could stop Washington’s deficits, the exploding national debt and end the bailouts.
    The Campaign to Cancel the Washington National Debt By 12/21/2012 Constitutional Amendment is starting now in the U.S.

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    Ron

  2. Actually there is a lot of irony in the story I published above. It seems as if people of basically all backgrounds are protesting and very few have a clue exactly of what I think. One fellow in the story was protesting low interest rates as it means the ‘savers’ where penalized. In the same breath he said this punished the poor. In my dictionary only fairly wealthy people are concerned about interest rates as most of us pay interest on debt and do not collect interest on stored wealth. Mostly, this whole thing stinks to high heaven.

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