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There have been further clashes between police and G20 activists tonight as officers try to control hundreds of demonstrators after a day of violence. Many of the protesters gathered near the Bank of England in the City of London. In a nearby street, TV pictures showed lines of police rushing the crowd. People have been throwing glass bottles towards officers, with many angry at not being allowed to leave. “One has to assume the protesters will be making their way out as soon as the police feel they can control them as they leave. “Earlier in the day, riot police had to be sent in after activists attacked a uniformed officer and stormed a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the City. A handful of men with black scarves obscuring their faces and hoods over their heads smashed a hole in the windows with a metal pole and crawled in.Protesters removed equipment, daubed graffiti on the walls, threw a chair through a window and started a small fire. Some protesters dragged barriers between themselves and the police but officers surged forward to pull them away. Outside the Bank of England, an effigy of a banker hung from the traffic lights was set on fire, releasing fumes of pungent black smoke.Sky’s Stuart Ramsay, at the scene, said: “A small stream of people was allowed through, about 20 or 30, and they are being marched off down the road and away. But then the police cordon immediately sealed itself.
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LONDON — Thousands of G20 protesters jammed downtown London on Wednesday, storming and smashing the windows at a Royal Bank of Scotland building. Others tried to storm the Bank of England, pelting police with eggs and fruit and rocking the barricades designed to control them.
One police officer was injured after being hit with a large pole during the demonstration and other officers were forced to retreat behind metal barriers as scuffles with the crowd intensitied, Sky News reported.
Demonstrators shouted “Abolish Money!” and clogged streets in the financial district known as “The City” even as Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Barack Obama held a news conference in the British capital.
Riot Cops Go In As G20 Protesters Storm Bank
Riot police have been sent in after G20 demonstrators attacked a uniformed officer and stormed a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland in central London.
Protesters smashed windows at the RBS building and clambered inside.
Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt said he had seen police CCTV pictures of the demonstrators removing equipment and starting a small fire.
Police on foot backed up by a line of mounted officers lined up outside the branch as smoke bombs were thrown by a baying crowd.
Earlier, a protester hit an officer with a large pole during large-scale protests ahead of the G20 summit of world leaders.
A group of officers was forced to retreat behind metal crowd barriers outside the Bank, apparently because of the crush of the crowd in front of them.
Missiles – including fruit – were thrown towards police as red smoke rose above the crowd.
He said some 50 officers ran in and made arrests.
Scuffles also broke out between police and demonstrators near the Corn Exchange. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/G20-Arrests-As-Protesters-Gather-In-London—Thousands-Take-To-The-Streets/Article/200903415252669?lpos=UK_News_Carousel_Region_0
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