Wednesday, April 1, 2009

G-20 Protesters Clash With Police

G-20 protesters clashed with riot police in downtown London on Wednesday, breaking into the heavily guarded Royal Bank of England 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 Thursday's summit of world leaders, who hope to take concrete steps to resolve the global financial crisis that has lashed nations and workers worldwide.




Some protesters spray-painted the side of the RBS building with the phrases "class war" and "thieves." Others pushed against columns of riot police who swatted them away with batons.




Demonstrators shouted "Abolish Money!" and clogged streets in the area known as "The City" even as Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Obama held a news conference elsewhere in the British capital.




At least eight people were arrested but there were no serious injuries reported.




I wonder what kind of society they would like to live in.  Do they want to go back to living in caves and chasing food with a club?  That seems to be the logical alternative.  




It must be nice to have time in the middle of the week to do this sort of foolishness (it is April 1, after all), but I suspect it helps to not have a job and live off of the fruits of a capitalistic society where others are working.


4 comments:

Conservative Scalawag April 1, 2009 at 10:57 AM  

Take a good look my dear,for this sort of thing will be happen here soon enough.

fuzzys dad April 1, 2009 at 1:27 PM  

I fear the Scalawag is right.

EatYourOkra April 1, 2009 at 2:33 PM  

There's no telling what kind of cockamamie ideas Obama will introduce at G20. Something all his glossed over eyed followers will nod their head in agreement to I'm sure.

Chuck April 1, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

Saw clips of this on Fox today, I think they should be treated as terrorists. I sorted of posted on it too today.

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