Anti-G8 protest headquarters in London raided by riot police

Protester being held down by police at G8 protestHaroon Siddique
The Guardian

Riot police raided the central London headquarters of anti-G8 protesters on Tuesday, and hundreds of officers were deployed throughout central London as protests took place against next week’s G8 summit.

Squatters inside the building, a former police station on Beak Street, off Regent Street, in London’s West End, accused police of heavy-handed tactics after they were led out by officers, who forced their way in after a tense standoff lasting more than three hours.

Television footage showed officers in climbing gear trying to secure the roof, then grabbing a protester who sprang on to the rooftop.

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