G20 protest march in London draws thousands
G20 protests took place in London today as thousands marched for 'jobs, justice and climate' before the G20 summit starts next week. So far the protest is peaceful, but police are on alert and are ready in case things turn violent. Police were drafted in from other cities to help keep a presence at the demonstration.
The rain came down as protesters took to the famous London streets and the police kept a low profile as over a hundred organisations took part. It is estimated that about 35,000 people took part today and congregated in Hyde Park for speeches at the end.
Television presenter Tony Robinson, who compered the Hyde Park gathering, said: "Like 97% of the people here I'm absolutely hacked off with what's happened in my country and internationally."
He said he wanted to see the G20 meeting seriously discuss "proper regulation of capital and a serious investment in a green economy".