The sign being held by a protestor at the G-20 Summit said it all: "Abolish Money!"
Meanwhile, police and anarchists clashed in London as the Summit is about to get underway :
Protesters targeted RBS – at the centre of a row over £703,000-a-year pension payments to Sir Fred Goodwin, the disgraced former chief executive – and police spent an hour clearing and sealing off the branch, which had been closed today as a precaution.
By midday, around 60 protesters and police were involved in scuffles, which saw officers pelted with bottles, eggs, fruit and paint. Some officers also had their helmets ripped from their heads and thrown into the air, which was turned pink and red as protesters let off smoke bombs. Police responded by using truncheons, batons and pepper spray.
For two hours, a group of protesters pushed against the police line on Threadneedle Street, provoking intermittent skirmishes that left several officers and demonstrators injured.
Police used truncheons and batons to beat back the protesters each time they surged forward. Some in the pens demanded to be released, saying they were being denied the right to march, while others set their sights on the RBS branch.
To cheers and shouts, protesters smashed several of the bank's windows, writing "burn a banker" and "scum" in spray paint.
Police in riot gear inside the bank tackled protesters trying to climb in through the smashed windows.
Sounds like fun. Using a truncheon on an anarchist, I mean. I recommend American police be equally generous in doling out what those protestors came for the next opportunity that arises. These people live for violent confrontation so why not give them what they want?
The trouble is by no means over. The crowd of dimwits will only increase over the next two days. Let's hope the London Police can handle it.