About 50 people gathered at the Kempinski Hotel in London on Friday, 11 May, to show their solidarity with the victims of the G8 raids in Germany last week, and to express their opposition to the G8, capitalism and all that [call]. Kempinski is the hotel group hosting the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, next month.
The Met had 'designated' a pen on the opposite side of the street, but protesters refused to be penned in and stayed by the hotel, without entirely blocking the pavement. Some leaflets were given out and not much more happened.. well, apart from the FIT struggling to get good shots of people's faces.
protesters standing on the pavement by the Kempinski hotel
the Kempinkski hotel on Great Marlborough St, London
lone protester in the pen shouting to make a point
two of the FIT team in action
quite surprisingly, there was a CNN camera there
it was apparently so boring that even some cops went and sat in a cafe