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Angry G20 protesters clash with Police in UK

Posted in Politics & World with tags , , on April 1, 2009 by joeylabartunek

The world is pissed, and with good reason.  From Reuters:

“Demonstrators clashed with riot police and smashed the windows of a bank in London’s financial center on Wednesday in protest against a system they said had robbed the poor to benefit the rich.

Hundreds of protesters converged on a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, shattering windows.

Rescued by the government in October, RBS has become a lightning rod for public anger in Britain over banker excess blamed for the crisis. The protests were timed to coincide with a G20 meeting of the world’s leading and emerging economies.

Mounted police and officers in riot gear surrounded the building to keep the crowds back. Protesters hurled paint bombs and bottles, chanting: “These streets, our streets! These banks, our banks!”

Police said a number of officers had been injured, and minor scuffles broke out as the afternoon progressed.”

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