Thursday, 9 May 2013

Protests a "serious threat" to London capitalists


A MASSIVE wave of anti-capitalist resistance is set to hit London at the start of June.

The Stop G8 week of action ahead of the G8 Summit, featuring the J11 Carnival Against Capitalism on Tuesday June 11, is already worrying the British state.

One newspaper report says "the G8 protests represent a serious threat" and claims Home Secretary Theresa May is ordering in German water cannon, to be used on the British mainland for the first time.

It says: "Mrs May is concerned about thousands of anarchists and other protesters from North America and Europe converging on Britain next month."

A Home Office "source" is said to have told the newspaper: "There's an urgency to get the water cannons by the summer. Theresa May is actually pushing for it. The G8 is a worry for them."

There are a a number of protests lined up around London between June 6 and 14. Some anti-capitalists will be heading to Watford where the 2013 Bilderberg Conference is being held from June 6 to June 8.

UK Indymedia reports that the Stop G8 convergence "will begin on the weekend of June 8-9, with workshops and skillshares involving Green and Black Cross and Fitwatch in preparation for the J11 Carnival Against Capitalism on Tuesday June 11.

"There will then be an anti-militarist protest on Wednesday June 12 and a No Borders No Prisons! day of actions on Thursday June 13, while on Friday June 14 They Owe Us plan to appear somewhere in Canary Wharf, to reclaim and transform a space, bringing beauty and hope to the soulless heart of capitalism."

Stop G8 says the J11 Carnival Against Capitalism will be "a time to celebrate our resistance and our dreams, to bring music and colour to the streets. And also to show our strength and our anger."