So, 4,000 anarchists and anti-capitalists rally in London to protest the G-20 Summit. Given the global financial crisis, I expected this lot to be in fine form, and they were. And above is the ultimate money shot: smashing in the windows of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Great photography, poetic content, but I like my protests peaceful.
The business class have hung their suits and donned casual attire for the G-20 spectacle. They have no interest in drawing attention to themselves.
And while rebels with a cause wreak havoc at the bank, traders watch from a restaurant several stories up.
They’re pissed off that only 15 arrests have been made.
You see, traders have bet on the number of arrests, deaths, and injuries by horse charges.
The quoted spread on Bloomberg is 130-140 arrests.
There’s a lot of money to made if arrests exceed 150.
And not to get all erudite, but T.S. Eliot, hello.
Zero percent interest in humanity. At those rates, no wonder they draw this ire.