London Disruption

I have had the following sent to me by a contact who works in London, by way of e-mail, outlining likely disruption this week in the capital because of the G20 meet. The source being FCMtravel.

G20 Summit in London - Disruptions expected 28 March - 02 April 2009

Office workers face chaos next week with areas of London in security lockdown for the G20 summit and warnings that bankers will be targeted in a series of protests aimed at causing maximum disruption.

Workers in the City are being advised to dress down and postpone non-essential meetings amid fears that they will be forced to run the gauntlet of protesters.

On 1 April a coalition of radical and green groups will gather at four major London stations - Moorgate, Liverpool Street, London Bridge and Cannon Street - potentially obstructing thousands of travellers, before marching behind "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" in themed processions to a mass rally outside the bank.

A climate camp will target the European Climate Exchange at Bishopsgate. The Stop the War campaign will march on the US embassy in Grosvenor Square. Police are also expecting action to block streets, attempts to infiltrate and occupy buildings, and marches heading in several directions simultaneously.

Police Officers will mount a "ring of steel" around the ExCeL centre where the G20 meets on 2 April.

Planned demonstrations are as follows -
Saturday 28 March

10:30am A service at Westminster Hall, led by the Bishop of London. The congregation will join the Put People First march in Parliament Square.
Noon PPF marchers set off along Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park.
2:30pm Rally in Hyde Park. At the same time the Anarchist Block will be holding a separate rally in Hyde Park to recruit marchers for Financial Fools Day.

Wednesday 1 April

11am Groups will converge at London stations Moorgate, Liverpool Street, London Bridge and Cannon Street. Each group goes on a parade to the Bank of England.
Noon Carnival at the Bank of England with live music and street theatre, including the hanging of bankers' effigies. Climate Camp will march on the European Climate Exchange, Bishopsgate.
2pm Stop the War Coalition meets in Grosvenor Square to march on the US embassy, then on to a rally at Trafalgar Square.
4pm Alternative G20 summit at the University of East London.

Thursday 2 April

7am March on the G20 summit in the ExCeL centre by various groups through the day. Giant block of ice left outside the ExCeL Centre. Talk of blocking transport to ExCeL.
11am Stop the War protest meeting at ExCeL centre.

More information will follow as and when we receive it.

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So the Bishop of london is supporting a cause that wants to hang people in effigy and is likely to devolve into a riot? Very christian...
I hope the 'four crusties of the apocalypse' get their swedes kicked in by some over zealous Met coppers.

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