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Anarchy in the United Kingdom: 500,000 March in London Protesting Budget Cuts

  • (C) ReutersHooded anarchists throw paint and set off flares on Oxford Street
  • Police targeted with missiles and light bulbs filled with ammonia
  • Windows at The Ritz smashed as masked youths run wild
  • Anti-capitalist smash banks and cash points in city centre rampage
  • Five police officers injured in clashes, one seriously
  • Labour leader Ed Miliband likens protest to anti-apartheid movement

Anarchists today broke away from one of the largest protests Britain has ever seen to bring chaos to the streets of London.

The Ritz hotel and Fortnum & Mason were among the buildings targeted in the capital after groups of rampaging youths intent on spreading havoc left the mass anti-cuts demonstration.

Around 500,000 activists and campaigners descended on London this morning to protest at the Government’s drastic cuts programme.

But while the main march and rally in Hyde Park, which was addressed by Labour leader Ed Miliband, remained peaceful, splinter groups of anarchists went wild.” By By IAN GALLAGHER and GEORGE ARBUTHNOTT.  Read more.

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