G20 Protests in London

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  • Deleted user 22 March 2009 08:41:59
    Since this is all kicking of next weekend I figured it'd be good to have a thread for anyone intending to be at any of the various marches and stuff, or who just wants to avoid the worst disruption to transport round the city.

    If any one has some good information links post 'em and I'll edit this post to bring them to the top.

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  • MetalDog 22 Mar 2009 08:57:08 23,928 posts
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    Aren't there some planned actions midweek as well? I have a bad feeling about those. Spidey sense tingling.
  • Deleted user 22 March 2009 08:59:31
    Yeah, the G20 Meltdown ones are midweek. There's supposedly a lot more demonstrations other groups are doing too. I'll add some more later or maybe someone else will post 'em.

    Edit: Actually I suspect most of 'em are reachable via the G20 Meltdown site anyway.

    It's looking pretty intense IMO.
  • TechnoHippy 22 Mar 2009 09:00:57 14,707 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Aren't there some planned actions midweek as well? I have a bad feeling about those. Spidey sense tingling.

    I hope not as I have to go into London on Wednesday :-(

    Edit: The demonstrations are next week?
  • Deleted user 22 March 2009 09:03:38
    There's some next weekend, then mid-week the week after.
  • MetalDog 22 Mar 2009 09:04:41 23,928 posts
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    I work in London - one way or another I'm going to encouter some of this. I think I'll take my camera.
  • smoothpete 22 Mar 2009 09:08:24 32,408 posts
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    /ponders irony of maybe taking a day off capitalist scum working life to protest against capitalist scum
  • MetalDog 22 Mar 2009 09:09:44 23,928 posts
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    Haha, yeah, I was just pondering that. If you want to aim for 1st april, pete, we could meet up and be strangely hypocritical together?
  • Deleted user 22 March 2009 09:09:56
    I was going shopping next weekend too. Maybe I STILL WILL.
  • PhoenixFlames 22 Mar 2009 09:10:46 9,263 posts
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    This protest is for losers who can't make any money or buy the shiny things that they really want.
  • Deleted user 22 March 2009 09:11:18
    squarejawhero wrote:
    I was going shopping next weekend too. Maybe I STILL WILL.

    they shoot looters don't they? :D
  • Deleted user 22 March 2009 09:12:35
    RedPanda wrote:
    squarejawhero wrote:
    I was going shopping next weekend too. Maybe I STILL WILL.

    they shoot looters don't they? :D

    :D
  • smoothpete 22 Mar 2009 09:13:09 32,408 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Haha, yeah, I was just pondering that. If you want to aim for 1st april, pete, we could meet up and be strangely hypocritical together?
    That might be fun! Ok, let me have a think and see if I can get the day off
  • MetalDog 22 Mar 2009 09:14:06 23,928 posts
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    Cool. =)
  • Stickman 22 Mar 2009 09:14:31 29,660 posts
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    I might come down and knock the shit out of a McDonalds. That always rocks the establishment.
  • MetalDog 22 Mar 2009 09:15:47 23,928 posts
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    I'm hoping it's not going to be one of *those*. Reckon so long as I ID and steer clear of the anarchist assholes it'll be okay.
  • TechnoHippy 22 Mar 2009 09:20:01 14,707 posts
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    With quite a few traffic cams in london being accessible on th enet, we used to watch the May Day riots live via streaming web cam.

    The last time I was in London I bumped into a mob of anti-Israeli protesters, intimidating bunch. I'm quite a sizeable guy so I just pushed my way through, must be quite alarming for your average citizen.
  • DaisyD 22 Mar 2009 09:20:23 11,815 posts
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    I looked at the list of groups attending and they were all pretty respectable til I saw [link=http://whitechapelanarchistgroup.wordpress.com/">this lot and
  • smoothpete 22 Mar 2009 09:20:53 32,408 posts
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    /throws MD through McDonalds window

    I went to one of the May Day protests a few years ago, it was all smiles and fun until we were herded into Trafalgar Sq then it started kicking off at the egdes. But yeah, it was the aforementioned capitalist assholes who were the culprits.
  • PhoenixFlames 22 Mar 2009 09:26:50 9,263 posts
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    DaisyD wrote:
    I looked at the list of groups attending and they were all pretty respectable til I saw [link=http://whitechapelanarchistgroup.wordpress.com/">this lot and
  • MetalDog 22 Mar 2009 09:29:47 23,928 posts
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    Yeah, the may day protest was handled pretty badly - herding and pushing people together always makes things kick off because they panic. The anarchists are going to be the ones to avoid at this one, though.
  • TechnoHippy 22 Mar 2009 09:32:07 14,707 posts
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    They should play a bit of Conflict at the crowd to keep them calm :-)
  • richardiox 22 Mar 2009 10:04:07 5,930 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    /throws MD through McDonalds window

    I went to one of the May Day protests a few years ago, it was all smiles and fun until we were herded into Trafalgar Sq then it started kicking off at the egdes. But yeah, it was the aforementioned capitalist assholes who were the culprits.

    Heh I went to the last one that happened, may have been 99/2000..spent 6 hours hemmed into a police pen along oxford street somewhere.

    I consider the G20 protests to be an "i told you so" from all the mid/late nineties protests...what ever happend to the protest movement here? No more reclaim the streets, no more may day etc

    edit; Based on previous experience I'm sure the police will have all their nicest officers out /remembers seeing a teenage girl get 2 x bloodbath beatings from police for happening to be at the front of the aforementioned pen. Sure NWA had a song about this stuff...
  • faux-C 22 Mar 2009 10:06:07 10,371 posts
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    I don't care what they want, can't they fuck off and protest somewhere that doesn't make me late for work?
  • richardiox 22 Mar 2009 10:08:33 5,930 posts
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    Shit I'd hate to be late for work due to circumstances beyond my control. Nightmare.
  • Pike 22 Mar 2009 10:10:35 13,457 posts
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    Heh! Hoping for a G20 protest to be non-violent is a bit like hoping the sun won't rise, isn't it?
  • DaisyD 22 Mar 2009 10:11:19 11,815 posts
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    Aspic wrote:
    What's wrong with the second lot? From a brief glance on the website, it seems just to be reflecting news and views? Might not agree with them but why do they seem to be trouble?

    Their anarchists. It's kind of their point to make trouble.
  • faux-C 22 Mar 2009 10:12:36 10,371 posts
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    richardiox wrote:
    Shit I'd hate to be late for work due to circumstances beyond my control. Nightmare.

    That's all well and good, but everyone knows about this stuff, so it's still "my fault" for not leaving home an hour earlier than normal.
  • DaisyD 22 Mar 2009 10:13:16 11,815 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    DaisyD wrote:
    I looked at the list of groups attending and they were all pretty respectable til I saw [link=http://whitechapelanarchistgroup.wordpress.com/">this lot and
  • richardiox 22 Mar 2009 10:16:20 5,930 posts
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    The Labour Party?!
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