Print Media Coverage
Missing the point....
FINANCIAL TIMES - Saturday 19th June 1999
Demonstrators campaigning against the international arms trade entered a
branch of Lloyds TSB bank in Cheapside and chained themselves inside.
The bank said about 10 demonstrators had spent just over three hours in the
building before leaving. 'It is obviously disruptive to both customers and
staff' said Lloyds TSB. 'I think any customers who tried to get into that
branch would have turned around to go to another one'.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH - EDITORIAL - Saturday 19th June 1999
" But those taking part in the demonstration, whether criminal or orderly,
are the beneficiaries of capitalism. The bicycles of Reclaim the Streets
and Critical Mass which are used to obstruct ordinary traffic are its
THE SUNDAY TIMES - INSIGHT - Sunday 20th June 1999
Article headline: Protestors 'paid' to riot in the City
"Two claimed to be students from Nottingham University. They told traders
at the Liffe exchange: ' we were asked if we wanted to come down to a
protest. We were paid £30 each, given a free bus ride down and provided
with a" wait for it " packed lunch.'"
SUNDAY BUSINESS - COMMENT - Sunday 20th June 1999
"If they think Britain is awful, they should try putting up with what the
Kosovo Albanians have had to suffer"
not really deserving a reply but here's one anyway - And that was just
the point to J18 - it was an international campaign around global issues,
and the way a small powerful elite can destroy the lives of millions for
the sake of their own self serving narrow interests. Peoples from both the
advanced capitalist regions and developing countries joined together under
a common cause protesting at the erosion of human rights and destruction of
our environment in the name of global profit. London was but one out of
over 70 cities with protests occurring around the same issue on the same
day, J18 and coinciding with the G8 Summit.