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G20 Violence: Police Warn Of Further Clashes

Sky News [1]
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Police are braced for more violence at G20 demonstrations after officers came under attack while treating a dying man during the first day of protests in London.

Although some demonstrators will converge on the Stock Exchange, their main focus moves from the City to the Excel centre, where world leaders are meeting for their summit.

Commander Simon O’Brien, a member of the Metropolitan Police’s command team for the G20 security operation, warned there may be more clashes between officers and demonstrators.


Police were targeted last night while they tried to help the dying man, who was found unconscious in the street near the Bank of England just before 7.30pm.

They had to move the casualty away for urgent treatment after bottles were thrown at them by protesters, a Met spokesman said.

“A member of the public went to a police officer on a cordon in Birchin Lane, junction with Cornhill to say that there was a man who had collapsed round the corner,” he said.

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