Fool's Day Riots: In Europe, it's cool to be mad about the economy

Today, as London prepares to host the G-20 summit, thousands of anarchists, environmentalists, homeless advocates, and assorted rabble-rousers took to the streets in a coordinated mass protest. Some banks preemptively closed and others reported vandalism and looting, as police shut down a section of London's financial district.

Today's protest, dubbed "Financial Fools' Day," was organized by a group calling itself "G-20 Meltdown." It featured four separate marches, nicknamed the "four horsemen of the apocalypse," which focused on climate change, war, homelessness, and the economy. The groups converged in the financial district, where they hung bankers in effigy.


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