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Protesters and officers prepare for summit

PUBLISHED: 14:59 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:03 07 September 2010

CAMDEN protesters and police officers are preparing for the G20 London Summit this week. As world leaders and diplomats fly in for the talks, thousands of police officers and protestors will converge on the streets of London. Police from Camden are being

CAMDEN protesters and police officers are preparing for the G20 London Summit this week.

As world leaders and diplomats fly in for the talks, thousands of police officers and protestors will converge on the streets of London.

Police from Camden are being redeployed to add extra security to the talks and to monitor protests while campaigners, particularly those concerned about climate change, will march to make their message heard to the world's politicians.

Most of the events will centre around The City and ultimately East London's ExCel Centre for the summit on Sunday.

Authorities are concerned that protests may turn violent while Camden's protesting contingent insist they will be peacefully demonstrating - speaking out on the crises facing the world.

The rallies start on Saturday with a march organised by Put People First, followed by a rally in Hyde Park.

Campers calling for action on climate change will be setting up home in the Square Mile for the week and on April 1 a march by G20 Meltdown will take place in the City up to the Bank of England.

The Stop the War Coalition is organising a rally and march in central London on April 1 and a march to the G20 conference on April 2.

Roads and Tube stations are likely to be closed and bankers have been advised to wear casual clothes during the protests.

The Ham&High website will be following the protests throughout the week and updating on any disruption caused.


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