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G8 protesters and riot police clash in Soho

A stand-off in London's West End

By Prospect  

Police attend to a protester on the roof of a former police station on Beak Street, Soho. They stormed the building this afternoon © Adam Bowie

Today was meant to see a Carnival Against Capitalism. Ahead of the G8 conference in Loch Erne next week, the Stop G8 group had identified a number of targets in London’s West End, including hedge funds, arms manufacturers and oil firms. But the day’s events focused on Beak Street in Soho, where as many as 200 squatters are reported…

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