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G20 protestors invade Nice

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G20 protestors invade Nice


As a security ring of steel is thrown around the French riviera town of Cannes for the G20 summit the usual groups of anti-globalisation protestors have turned up in next-door Nice to stage their demonstrations.

They will not be able to call on people power, their numbers are too small, but they will be trying to ram home their message; there is enough for everyone if we could just learn to share.

“Hi there. I’m in a tax haven. There’s lots of money around, but I don’t really know where it’s from. Some say it’s been stolen from countries in the southern hemisphere, or the north, by companies that don’t pay their taxes,” said one young activist dressed in a Hawaiian t-shirt laying back in a sun lounger.

From tax havens to bankers’ bonuses to food resources; plenty of causes are in Nice to get their arguments across, if they are allowed to. The police are everywhere ensuring any protest is peaceful and legal in this millionaires’ playground

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