Protesters occupying a square in London’s financial district, are now into their third day of demonstrations against what they see as “corporate greed”.
Around 250 protesters remain outside St Paul’s Cathedral after being moved away from the London stock exchange.
They say they will occupy the site indefinitely to show their anger over the global economic crisis.
Synchronised demonstrations have been taking place around the world from East Asia to Europe, and north-America.
The vast majority of protests passed off peacefully, and gained some limited sympathy from global and economic leaders, with the only notable exception being the Italian capital Rome where riot police were called in to quash violence.
China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States, was a cause for ‘reflection’ but added that the protests should focus leaders on ensuring the world’s economic growth.