Whilst things sound tediously status quo within the cloistered halls of the G20 summit there's been some splendid goings on among the protesters. I thought I'd try to give a quick summary (feel free to chip in with more).
My favourite way of following the action has been via this twitter feed where participants give up to the minute text reports. It's had a really exciting feel to it.
As you might expect Indymedia is following events closely with its team of embedded street journalists (which is where I stole this pic from). You might want to check out the newly revamped London Indymedia too.
Currently (midnight) the police say they have arrested 63 people and that RBS has been invaded (BBC video). Capitalism is a con claims man on Radio Four.
BREAKING NEWS: Man dies at protest... more info when I have it.
- Big Green Factory on police provocation
- Sunny blames the cops for the violence.
- Owen says the ruckus was sponsored by Job Centre Plus.
- Vanessa Baird asks, were the protesters asking for it?
- Vicky asks whether the police are murderers.
- Ben Six tells the story in pictures.
- Anna Racoon focuses on the reporting but is unsympathetic to the protesters.
- Richard says make kettles illegal. Police kettles, obviously.
- James takes a look at kettling.
- Martin has some critical thoughts.
- Ecomonkey talks of the police imprisoning protesters.
- Leila is pissed off at the media.
- Journeyman says there was no riot.
- Noel Lynch is carrying a report on police tactics today.
- Lenin reports on police behaviour. Peope were "pounded with clubs and left covered in their own blood."
- Student Medic also reports on the violence
- One Telegraph blogger brings us the bizarre snap of one man smashing a window whilst surrounded by cameramen (including the one behind this camera I guess).
- Dave Osler on red scares around the G20.
- James at Two Doctors thinks the protesters are more important than the summit.
- Kemptown Ben is proud to have attended.
- Molly reacts to not being there.
- One banker is blogging at G20 London Riots - good pics, do visit!
- Harpy Marx pics and report.
- Jo Abbess on police provocation.
- Tres Lola gives a full report on her day.
- Richard calls it a police riot.
- The Telegraph says that RBS is being "looted"!
- Al Jazeera takes a look at these strange "anti-capitalists".
- Washington Post has some pretty sweet coverage.
- Paul Mason gives his thoughts so far (mainly of the summit itself)
- The Guardian on clashes with the police. They're also live blogging. Good pics too.
- The Independent on protests at the heart of the credit crunch. Setting up the camp.
- The BBC have some great pics and reports. Also on the camp.
- Billy Bragg in the NME on why he's protesting.
- The Australian on the "violent clashes".
- CiF reports on an alternative summit.
- What important to the Mirror? Which stars turned up.
- Official Green Party statement
- WDM banned from summit. Why?
- Monsters and Critics have a load of good photos.
- Socialist Worker outside the Bank of England.
- In Defence of Marxism has a report on the events overall so far.
- Climate Camp site is rather important if you're going down.
- Reporter getting hastled by cops.
- Sympathetic news report.
- Reports from Saturday. Includes Ed Miliband!
- Anarchists and leftists are cool, angry, angry and cool. With brass band music.
- Ugly scenes outside Banks of England
- Al Jazeera report where the reporter gets mobbed by police whilst talking to camera.
My favourite reports so far have been about the bankers taunting demonstrators by waving ten pound notes. Tenners?!? Feeling the crunch boys? Poor things...
Best quote so far on Radio Four report. Journo asks protester why he's there. Man seems surprised. "I don't believe in anything, I'm here for the violence." That's it - don't let THE MAN know your secret plans!
Pick of the tweets: Grimdotdotdot Protesters "let us on! It's a free country!" Riverboat captain "and I'm choosing not to let you on my boat. Now bugger off!"
Best photo of the day can be found here or possibly here. Weirdest is here.