Monday, March 28, 2011

Footage from the Scene: London Protests Turn Destructive

Cross-posted from YouTube Trends Blog

Anti-spending cuts protests, which are said to have been attended by up to 500,000 people, went from peaceful to destructive Saturday in London after the demonstrations were reportedly hijacked by "violent anarchists." Many attendees and bystanders uploaded hundreds of on-the-scene accounts depicting both sides to the day's events. A sample of that footage is available in the playlist below:

(Use the arrows to navigate between videos or watch them all here.)

Related: In another form of protest, a UK rapper has targeted Britain's Health Secretary with a viral rap video that's drawing a lot of buzz. It's currently one of the Most Viewed videos on the country. Here's some backstory.


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