Skip to comments.G20 protests: Rioters Loot RBS Office After Clashes in City
Posted on 04/01/2009 4:10:59 PM PDT by lewisglad
Anarchists smashed windows of the building on Threadneedle Street near the Bank of England and looted office equipment and papers, throwing smoke grenades, chairs and eggs.
A printer was seen being thrown out of a window as the group of protesters, many with their faces covered by bandanas, ransacked the office, despite a huge security operation to protect Europe's financial capital.
G20 protests turn violent Riot police have been deployed near the scene but the protesters appeared had a clear run of the building for several minutes. The bailed-out bank was known to be a target of anti-capitalist groups in advance of the protests, but police efforts had concentrated on defending its headquarters on Bishopsgate in Liverpool Street, around half a mile away.
Earlier, eleven arrests were reported before a tense standoff developed between rows of police holding batons and a surging crowd outside the Bank of England.
One man, bleeding from the head, was repeatedly seen to apparently goad officers, who did not respond.
At one point, a black-clad masked man in the crowd struck an officer with a long pole. The officer was pulled away by colleagues and required treatment at the scene.
Scotland Yard said around 4,000 people had gathered outside the Bank and cordons had been put up in response to "increasing levels of violence".
A spokesman said: "There are currently police cordons in place at Princes Street, Queen Victoria Street, Walbrook, King William Street, Lombard Street, Cornhill and Threadneedle Street."
He added: "There have been a number of missiles thrown at officers and a number of surges at the police cordons, and increasing levels of violence towards police.
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I’m sorry but looters should be shot on site.
looters should be shot on site.”
I agree- and I am NOT sorry about feeling that way.
Ok, I’m not really sorry at all!
The whole world has come unhinged!
Ever hear of any time when Republicans got together to protest there was looting, vandalism and disrespect of law enforcement?
Is it those Amish yutes again?
I wonder about the reporting. The MSM keeps reporting this as anti-capitalists and anarchists.
Are they really protesting capitalism or rather government corruption and corrupt use of taxpayer funds?
The only difference between looters and bankers and politicians is that looters don’t wear a suit and tie.
What a goofy thing to say.
Thank you for confirming my opinion of you. I try not to form opinions of others based on one post. :)
Ohhh I’m so distraught now....