The G20 summit is about to start in London on 2 April 2009 where 20 of the world’s leaders are congregatin. This is expected to atract tens of thousands of climate change activists, anti-war campaigners, trade unionists, charity workers and stud
As expected, there will be a lot of protests marches about and here are a few that are know so far.
Saturday, 28 March
10.30am : Bishop of London leds a service at Westminster Hall. Congregation goes to Parliament Squareand joins Put People First march.
12 noon: the PPF protest marches along Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park.
2.30pm: PPF Hype Park rally calls on G20 leaders to tacke climate change, poverty and the world economy. The Anarchists Block recruits “Financial Fools Day” demonstrators in Hyde Park.
8.30pm: Protestor target firms who failed to turn off lights and try to enter office blocks where light left on.
Wednesday, 1 April
Bankers and City workers are advised to dress down to not draw attentiont ot hemselves and to avoid being harrassed by protestors. Day of the G20 Meltdown Financial Fools Day march.
11am: Groups meet at four stations dubbed the horsemen to march on Bank of England.
The Moorgate/Red Horse is an anti-war march.
Cannon Street/ Black Horse is a march against homelessness, borders and land enclosures.
Liverpool Street/ Green Horse: Green campaigners march against climate chaos.
London Bridge/ Silver Horse: Demonstration against financial crimes.
12 noon: Demonstrations converge at the Bank of England and hold a carnival including a performance by Billy Bragg.
12.30: Climate Camp set up outside European Climate Exchange in Bishopgate.
Campaign against Climate Change demonstration outside Excel centre with a giant “iceberg” .
2pm: Stop the War Coaslition protest meets at the US embassay in Grosvenor Square before marching to Trafalgar Square.
6pm: Queen’s reception for G20 delegates at Buckingham Palace
8.30pm : PM hosts meal by Jamie Oliver at No 10.
Thursday, 2 April
The G20 summit will take place at the Excel Centre but protests are expected at the hotels where the delegations are staying too.
6-7am : Groups will be making their way to the main site of the G20 summit at the Excel Centre where large groups are expected throughout the day.
11am : Stop The War protestors will meet at the Excel Centre.
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