Welwyn Garden City man joins G20 protests in London
DAYS of fervent protests against capitalism were held in London to mark the gathering of world leaders for the G20 summit. A man from WGC was there to give the WHT a bird s eye view of what was happening. Will Davis, 43, who lives in Hardings, Panshanger,
DAYS of fervent protests against capitalism were held in London to mark the gathering of world leaders for the G20 summit.
A man from WGC was there to give the WHT a bird's eye view of what was happening.
Will Davis, 43, who lives in Hardings, Panshanger, went to protests with Third World poverty charity Action Aid on Saturday and Thursday.
He said: "The G20 summit came to town, there was a near riot, somebody died, and it cost us a fortune.
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Thousands of protestors were penned into streets around the Bank of England on Wednesday after windows were smashed at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
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Mr Davis said: "Wednesday's protests were won mainly by the hardcore protestors who turned out to cause trouble and attract attention to themselves, but the issues became the focus on Thursday."
He said he got involved in the protests after travelling around Africa and India and seeing the poverty people in those countries lived in.
Mr Davis also said more should be done for them: "In the economic recession, we are suffering, seeing food prices go up and house prices come down, but in developing countries they are suffering 10 times more, because they cannot feed themselves.
"This is affecting hundreds of millions of people."
He added generally the protests against this went really well: "It was a very enjoyable day and there was a very happy atmosphere.
"There was a good feeling of unity of purpose and when I was there the police kept their distance and there was no trouble which I saw.