Banner Drop - Pic Nicked from The Huffington Post
On Saturday 10th April 2010, protesters sent a message to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who was giving a speech at the inaugural conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) conference in Kings College, Cambridge.
A banner was successfully dropped behind the platform where Strauss-Kahn was delivering his address reading 'IMF part of the Problem not the Solution'.
Other protesters attempted to enter the conference hall to get the message across that IMF's corporate 'solutions' are unwelcome, however they were violently removed. Security goons made no attempt to ask protesters, who were all lawfully on site, to leave but instead attacked them.
Campaigners were pushed aggressively and dangerously on stone staircases and a goon head-butted a young protester, unfortunately this only lead to the goon's own head bleeding.
This is a good illustration of the true nature of corporate thugs, like the IMF. The truth behind their respectable façade is that they are nothing more than an anti-social menace destroying and taking for their own gain while the majority of the world suffers.
Another report from the day can be found at
This report is by Anima Cambridge and does not necessarily reflect the views of all the protesters on this action.
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