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Protesters 'Occupy' European cities in day of action against capitalism

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Protesters 'Occupy' European cities in day of action against capitalism


Anti-capitalist demonstrations took place in a number of European cities on Saturday, as part of a global day of action.

Demonstrators with the Occupy movement gathered outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Eleven people were arrested in the City of London as police clashed with demonstrators, where the protest included tents being set up outside the Bank of England.

Outside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, an iron cast statue of a bull was slashed to symbolise the demise of money.

German protesters have vowed to continue their presence outside the European Central Bank building, which has already lasted seven months.

“We want to demonstrate against a policy that makes the rich even richer and the poor even poorer. And the ECB here in Frankfurt plays a big part in that. We cannot accept that and we will demonstrate against it,” said one woman.

In what is now being called ‘Occupy Moscow’ about 100 protesters angry with President Vladimir Putin gathered in a park in centre of the Russian capital.

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