Protests start ahead of G20 summit in Cannes

Protests start ahead of G20 summit in Cannes
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Politicians are facing pressure from the streets ahead of this week’s G20 summit.

The city of Nice has already been the venue of one big demonstration.

One local woman said: “We just want the poor of the planet to be taken into account, and for everything that happens on a global level to take human rights into account.”

Protest groups say they are determined to make their voices heard.

A man from Spain said: “While we’re political we are non-partisan, and we’re not anti-system, we’re anti-capitalist. We believe that there are good politicians as there are good policies, of course there are. What is happening is that the “bad” ones are the ones who have a lot of power.”

Security has been stepped up ahead of the summit, with hundreds of extra police officers on duty.

Protesters from numerous countries are descending on the French Riviera.

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