Wednesday, July 06, 2005

G8 - Protests intensify as leaders arrive

Protests are intensifying around Gleneagles, the venue for the G8 summit which meets today. George W Bush arrived at Prestwick Airport on board Airforce One and completed his journey by Marine 1, his presidential helicopter. Tony Blair also arrived by helicopter, thwarting the efforts of anti-G8 demonstrators who fought running battles with police as they attempted to block roads around the site. An official protest cancelled by police earlier in the day has started in Auchterarder besides the damp weather. Many of the protesters were also caught up in traffic jams caused by earlier demonstrations.
[14:41 GMT 06/07/2005]

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