Photos: Police smash Soho squat to ruin G8 protests
TODAY, hundreds of Metropolitan Police officers stormed a Soho squat to break up a planned G8 protest. The police smashed their way into a squat in Beak Street, Soho. A police chopper hovered overhead. The 200-odd residents of a group called StopG8 had been planning Carnival against Capitalism, an anti-capitalist protests planned for this afternoon.
On Piccadilly, police encountered more protestors. The police blockaded the doors to Fortnum and Mason. Loads of coppers stood about on Regent Street. The protestors had planned to picket nightclubs like Annabel’s and Mahiki, and 100 addresses of “power and tyranny” where the rich hang out.
Police were only rivalled in number by the ranks photographers and journalists.