Protesters are no nearer to crashing the G8 summit venue in Heiligendamm in spite of valiant efforts to stage a waterborne invasion. After a thrilling chase, German police rammed two inflatable tipping their anti-G8 crews into the Baltic and leaving three of them injured.
On land, police used water cannons and pepper spray to clear anti- globalisation activists from one of the roads leading to the seaside resort. In the nearby city of Rostock, approximately 70,000 people attended a protest concert staged by Bob Geldof and Bono. The rock stars have been lobbying world leaders at the summit to honour pledges of aid they made to Africa two years ago.