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Protests Greet G8 Ministers in Scotland

Matthew Cassel Jul 20, 2005

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For three straight days, high-energy demonstrations filled Scotland’s streets. On the morning of Wednesday, July 6 groups blockaded roads surrounding Edinburgh, preventing delegates and other important personnel from reaching the summit. The “hori-zone” campsite was an important activist base. Many woke up to the rumors of an attack in London. They huddled around portable radios gleaning information from BBC, while Londoners phoned family and friends to check if everyone was safe. After the bombings many protesters in Scotland edited their signs to include slogans against the attacks in London. People came out against the bombings while at the same time continuing to voice their opposition to war and the policies of the G8.
—Pictures and coverage by Matthew Cassel