Hundreds rally for anti-corporate protest in UK
London: Nearly 300 people on Saturday rallied in
London`s financial heart amid a heavy police presence as part
of world protests against corporate greed and budget cutbacks.
The demonstrators, some of them masked, were pushed back
by police as they tried to march from Saint Paul`s Cathedral
to the London Stock Exchange, and minor scuffles broke out.
The marchers, bearing banners reading "Strike Back", "No
Cuts" and "Goldman Sachs Is the Work of the Devil", were
ringed by three police cordons while mounted officers also
Organisers in a group calling itself OccupyLSX were
hoping for thousands of participants after some 15,000 people
expressed support on Facebook and Twitter.
Ben Walker, 33, a teacher from Norwich, eastern England,
was carrying a rolled-up sleeping bag and said he planned to
spend one or two nights in the area.
"I`m here today mainly as a sense of solidarity with the
movements that are going on around the world," he said.
"We`re hoping for a kind of justice in the global
Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United
States and Spain`s "Indignants", people began taking to the
streets across the world today, targeting 951 cities in 82
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Narendra Modi pitches for 'Selfie with daughter' initiative
- 'Mann ki Baat': World is keen to know more about India, says PM Modi
- Kejriwal knew Tomar possessed fake degree, says Yogendra Yadav
- Need another agricultural revolution: PM Modi
- IPL Betting: Lalit Modi names three cricketers who were bribed
- PM Modi lays foundation stone of IARI at Barhi: As it happened
- BJP can give even Dawood Ibrahim a clean chit: Digvijay Singh
- India likely to rest MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli for Zimbabwe tour
- India vs Zimbabwe: Ajinkya Rahane to lead; MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli rested
- Tihar Jail's security breached: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung orders probe, Centre seeks report