Ahead of G20, tens of thousands take to London’s streets…

Tens of thousands of trade unionists, environmental campaigners and anti-globalisation activists took to the streets of London on Saturday to start five days of protests before the G20 summit.

Organisers of the Put People First march for “jobs, justice and climate” have rejected as “smears” claims in police briefings that the demonstration could be hijacked by anarchists bent on violence.

An alliance of more than 150 unions and environment, charity, faith and development groups will march through the capital from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park to demand action to save jobs, create a low-carbon economy and impose stricter controls on the finance sector.
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