Violence-centered media coverage misses out on legitimate critique as well as hilarious banners like the one pictured.
No matter how trite it has become for the media to focus on the “clashes” and “violence” that have “erupted” at the G-20 demonstrations in London, stories on the economic summit seem to overlook the legitimate concerns that protesters have against the world’s 20 largest economies orchestrating macroeconomic policy for the rest of the world.
Protesters stormed the Royal Bank of Scotland in London as thousands of people descended on the City ahead of the G20 summit of world leaders.
Demonstrators launched missiles and forced their way into the bank after clashes with police in the capital. A branch of HSBC also had windows broken.
Twenty-four people were arrested and some police and protesters injured.
Climate change activists have pitched tents in the street, while anti-war campaigners are holding a rally.