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Anti G8 protests take place in Belfast

A crowd of 1,500 protesters took to the streets of Belfast today to march against the G8 Summit.

A CROWD OF 1,50o people took part in a rally today against the G8 Summit that is taking place at Lough Erne resort in County Fermanagh on Monday and Tuesday.

The rally against G8 policies was organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Hundreds of police officers flanked the route of the march.

Making a stand

According to the BBC, ICTU chairperson Pamela Dooley said: “There is an obligation on the trade union movement and civil society to stand together to demand a different and better way.”

She said the Irish Republic “prosperity for working people is over” while in Northern Ireland “almost one third of the population is classed as economically inactive”.

At the Lough Erne resort, where the leaders of some of the world’s largest economies will meet to discuss global affairs, there is a  massive security perimeter surrounding the complex, which is just five miles outside Enniskillen.

Protests against the G8 also took place in London this week.

Anti G8 protests take place in Belfast
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    Anti G8 protesters during a rally taking place in Belfast City centre ahead of the G8 world leaders summit.
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    Anti G8 protests take place in Belfast City centre today. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
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    Police seperate Loyalist Union flag protestors as anti G8 protests take place in Belfast City centre today. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
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    Police watch as anti G8 protesters take part in a rally in Belfast City centre ahead of the G8 world leaders summit.
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    A supporter of the Russian Punk group Pussy Riot is seen as anti G8 protests take place in Belfast City centre today. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
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    Anti G8 protesters during a rally taking place in Belfast City centre ahead of the G8 world leaders summit.
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    Police seperate loyalist union flag protestors from anti G8 protests taking place in Belfast City centre today. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
  • Anti G8 protests

    Anti G8 protests take place in Belfast City centre today. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
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    Anti G8 protesters during a rally taking place in Belfast City centre ahead of the G8 world leaders summit.
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    Anti G8 protest Belfast. Anti G8 protesters gather at Custom House Sq in Belfast ahead of marching to City Hall this afternoon to protest the upcoming G8 Summit in Fermanagh on Monday and Tuesday. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Anti G8 protest Belfast. Anti G8 protesters gather at Custom House Sq in Belfast ahead of marching to City Hall this afternoon to protest the upcoming G8 Summit in Fermanagh on Monday and Tuesday. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Anti G8 protest Belfast. Anti G8 protesters gather at Belfast's City Hall this afternoon to protest the upcoming G8 Summit in Fermanagh on Monday and Tuesday. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Anti G8 protest Belfast. A heavy police presence in Belfast city centre as anti G8 protesters march to City Hall this afternoon to protest the upcoming G8 Summit in Fermanagh on Monday and Tuesday. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Anti G8 protests

    Anti G8 protest Belfast. Anti G8 protesters gather at Belfast's City Hall this afternoon to protest the upcoming G8 Summit in Fermanagh on Monday and Tuesday. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Anti G8 protests

    Anti G8 protest Belfast. Anti G8 protesters gather at Belfast's City Hall this afternoon to protest the upcoming G8 Summit in Fermanagh on Monday and Tuesday. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

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