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Below is our rolling blog covering the G20 summit in London. It will be updated throughout the week as world leaders, diplomats and protesters converge on the capital.
18:47 More news on trouble at "convergence" squat for protesters near Liverpool Street: Queues of anarachists waiting outside as those inside are reluctanct to open the doors, fearing arrest. The derelict building used to be owned by the bank UBS, according to reports. Several people held.
16.29 G20 Meltdown group launches urgent Twitter appeal for activists to defend one of their bases on Earl Street near Liverpool Street station, which they claim is in the process of being evicted.
Originally posted by TheDustman
Just by the langauge being used, I'm coming to believe that this is going to be turning ugly in a very short amount of time. Calling in backup to 'defend' an outpost isn't something you hear during a protest..
Originally posted by andy1033
Police are all serial killers so they will not mind what happens, i am not surprised people are wondering what the police are upto and trying to start trouble.
Originally posted by Chris McGee
Great, it's gonna be fun going to work tomorrow morning....
Originally posted by kdial1
Please keep it peaceful!!!
We knew there would be some people out to cause trouble, lets just hope they don't get other people hurt. There is no reason to have anarchy when most people are out there for peaceful protests.
Originally posted by kdial1
Queues of anarachists waiting outside as those inside are reluctanct to open the doors, fearing arrest. The derelict building used to be owned by the bank UBS
19.58 The doors of the plane are open and the stairs attached. No sign of President Obama or his wife yet.
20.03 It's all smiles as Alistair Darling shakes hands with Obama, and their wives Maggie and Michelle exchange greetings. But it's a brief hello and the pair are already heading towards Obama's helicopter. Michelle in a yellow dress and black coat.
20.06 Marine One's rotors are whirring, ready to take the Obamas to Winfield House, the official residence of the US ambassador which is set in 12 acres of grounds in Regent's Park. Darling and his wife retreat.
20.10 The helicopter takes off, heading west from Essex to the capital followed by several identical decoy helicopters. Obama has spent less than 20 minutes on British soil so far.
21.24 First sighting of "The Beast", Obama's armoured limousine, as he arrives in a convoy of cars at the American School in London, not far from the Ambassador's residence. Although The Beast can withstand bullets and chemical attacks, he was still with half-a-dozen police motorcycles and a convoy of cars.