Activists mark anniversary of 2008 financial crisis with protest outside Paris bank

Some 60 protesters assembled outside HSBC's Champs Elysées branch, sticking posters reading "HSBC toxic bank" onto the windows.

They then sprayed the facade with a black liquid as a sign of global governments' lack of action in regulating the financial markets.

Activists believe that French President Emmanuel Macron is eyeing up Brexit as an opportunity to bring the world's largest banking organisations to Paris.