Police clash with small group of anti-capitalist activists who target the Bank of England and London Stock Exchange on same day
Green Anti-Capitalist Front staged two protests in the City Of London on FridayGroup clashed with police at the Stock Exchange before Bank of England demoVideo shows officers shouting at activists to ‘get back’ during the incident One clip appears to show policeman being hit by a thrown item and falling down
Police have clashed with a group of anti-capitalist activists who targeted the Bank of England and London Stock Exchange today.
Dozens of people, some wearing masks and scarfs to cover their faces, were seen being restrained and told to ‘move back’ by officers.
The two Green Anti-Capitalist Front events happened during their ‘Week of Action’, with them telling supporters online that ‘it’s time to fight back for the planet.’
Video filmed outside the London Stock Exchange showed activists releasing blue smoke into the streets and trying to push towards a line of City of London officers.
Protesters and police clashed in the City of London today after activists from the Green Anti-Capitalist Front staged a protest (pictured one officer appears to have fallen to the floor as others pull on a demonstrator)
Protesters marched through the streets with flags and let off colourful smoke as they walked
Other videos revealed the officers pushing the protesters back in an effort to keep control of the demo and the crowd at a distance.
As the demonstrators tried to get closer to the building, several officers shouted ‘move back’ before having to push at the activists.
While in another clip an officer is seen shoving into a protester, who is carrying a flag with a wooden pole, as they try to step closer to the main action.
The demonstration later moved to the Bank Of England, with that part scheduled to start from 2pm and last until 6pm.
Two officers held down one of the activists outside the London Stock Exchange on Friday
Many of the protesters wore masks and scarfs to cover their faces while at the demonstration
Firework damage seen on a door as protestors from the Green Anti-Capitalist Front clashed with police at the Stock Exchange