Antiglobalization protestors march near site of G8 summit
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Hundreds of antiglobalization protesters marched on the streets of Sapporo, Japan, around the scene of the current G8 summit. The 2008 G8 summit, a gathering of the leaders of France, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada, began yesterday in Sapporo, Japan.
Some of the protesters were wearing helmets and masks, and according to NECN.com, were shouting "crash the summit."
There was a large police presence at the scene of the protests, with some of the officers being equipped with riot gear. They claimed that some of the protests violated Japanese law.
In addition to the protests, activists in Mali held the Poor People's Summit at a time to coincide with the G8 summit.