Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Protesters break through outer cordon at G8

Protesters broke through the outer cordons near Auchterarder during Wednesday afternoon. Police were flown in using Chinook helicopters to swell their number against hundreds of protesters who were spread around a large field. Though most of the protesters were not directly involved in confrontations with the authorities, they have marred the protest against the G8 and become the main headline in the news. Tonight, safely away from the protesters, the members of the G8 were due to sit down to dinner of Scottish smoked salmon followed by lamb. No sign of Haggis or l'escargot on the menu, nor indeed fish'n'chips!
[19:08 GMT 06/07/2005]

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