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EUOBSERVER / LONDON - Amidst the tens of thousands of activists of various stripes targeting London's financial district as the G20 summit opened on Wednesday (1 April), one of the more colourful contingents of mostly youthful activists set up a 'Climate Camp' outside the European Climate Exchange, saying the same free-wheeling financial system that has led to the current economic crisis will not be able to save the planet from the climate crisis.

While outside the Bank of England a motley crowd tussled with police and a handful stormed a Royal Bank of Scotland office, resulting in 63 arrests, according to authorities, and elsewhere in the British capital peace campaigners voiced their opposition to the war in Afghanistan and the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, in this particular corner of London for some 2,000 students, academics and environmental campaigners, the centrepiece of the EU's climate change strategy, the Emissions Trading Scheme, was their key target during the G20 meeting.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 at 03:56:53 PM EST
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