LONDON (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators are jamming downtown
London, railing against the financial crisis and marking what they
call "Financial Fool's Day."
Ahead of this week's global summit, they're hoisting effigies of
the "four horsemen of the apocalypse," represented as war,
climate chaos, financial crimes and homelessness.
One protester had his family with him, banging bells and blowing
whistles. He's blaming greed for the turmoil.
Another was dressed as the Easter bunny and managed to hop past
a police cordon. He was stopped before he could reach the Bank of
Police are lining the streets and helicopters are hovering
overhead. Some buildings have been boarded up in case things get
ugly. Some bankers are wearing jeans instead of suits to blend in
with the crowd.
At least eight people were reported arrested.