IMC G8 Newsblast - Sat 2nd July - Collected Reports

Collected reports from G8 protests and events on Saturday 2nd July 2005 G8 INDYMEDIA NEWSBLAST SATURDAY 2nd JULY #v1.0 ================== PRECIS: Over 200,000 demonstrators from very different backgrounds joined the massive Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh. The organisers had called for people to wear white clothes and the majority did with a 'white band' snaking around the centre of Edinburgh. Throughout the day speeches and performances were held in the Meadows which had several huge themed areas. Queues were the order of the day, for water, for food from the burger bars, and for marching itself. The march was set up with staggered starting times, but because of the number of people and the tiny exit of the Meadows rally area, those who wanted to start marching at 1pm were still waiting to leave as it neared 4pm. Many left to get coaches without marching. Many estimates put the numbers at around 225,000 or more, despite much of the media reporting just 100,000 for most of the day. Before the start of the official march, residents of Craigmillar, the most deprived area of Edinburgh and location of the Council provided G8 Campsite, joined with anti-G8 protestors to march through the local estate to show their opposition to poverty here and abroad. During the afternoon an anti-capitalist block broke away from the main march and was attacked and cordoned off by riot cops. People were held for several hours before being released in threes. Other events happened during or after the official march (and we're not talking about the Live 8 concerts). Faeries moved about the march, as did battalions of the Clown Army and the funny 'Pro-Capitalist Bloc'. Break Dancers gathered in Bristo Square in an event entitled 'Break Poverty'. An impromptu street party on one of the roads closed for the march, with samba and music from the Infernal Noise Brigade, lasted until past midnight. At that point, police moved the party to the nearby Meadows in order to re-open the road, resulting in one arrest. ================== INDYMEDIA UK FEATURE http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315513.html INDYMEDIA IRELAND - FEATURE + PICS Saturday Report Back From Edinburgh MPH Demonstration http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=70597 >> IMC Ireland Phone/Text Blog http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=70558 >> IMC Ireland Blog of Blogs http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=70454 =================== JULY 2nd G8 REPORTS: Geldof's Live Shame Show http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315739.html THE LIMITS OF ‘LIVE 8’ AND THE G8 IN MAKING POVERTY HISTORY http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315711.html Police stop and search pedestrians and cyclists on Forth Road Bridge http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315556.html Unidentifiable Police arrest protestor outside Forest Cafe http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315710.html =================== JULY 2nd GENERAL PICTURES Make Poverty History Weekend Fri & Sat (Compliation of Pics) http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315791.html July 2nd: Images from Anti-G8 activities in Edinburgh http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/07/1750671.php G8 Photos from July 2nd http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315587.html Residents and visiting activists march through Craigmillar http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315460.html Indymedia Banner on Forest Road, Edinburgh http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315472.html ===================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY MARCH AUDIO: Make Poverty History Radio Collaboration: Gael Garcia Bernal on celebrity & activism - actor Pete Postlethwaite - vox pop from the street - Alice Unkono - Tourism Concern -Walden Bello http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315748.html Edinburgh street closure + boarding pics before the make poverty history march http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315865.html First photos of the make poverty history demo in Edinburgh http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315478.html Make Poverty History Demo http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315638.html MPH Photographs http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315665.html Make Poverty History Rally Pics http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315545.html Cool set of MPH Photos http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315616.html Photos of MakePovertyHistory March http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315572.html Anti-Mugabe on the march http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315673.html Views of MPH Rally http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315598.html Clown Army out and about 2nd July http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315535.html Clown Army July 2nd Preparation pics http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315762.html The Clown Army and its (Police) Entourage Extravaganza http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315722.html Police Arrive to Quell Violence in Edinburgh http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315508.html Pics from Edinburgh streets http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315486.html ===================== ANTI-CAPITALIST MARCH REPORTS J2: The View from Inside http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315761.html Police harrasment on Edinburgh Make Poverty History March http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315846.html Heavyhanded police tactics lead to blockade and arrests on Make Poverty History http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315628.html Black bloc march in Edinburgh http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315500.html Police attack - demonstrators S60'd http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315502.html Section 60 Declared Across Edinburgh http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315631.html 'Black Bloc' at an 'End of an Era'? Audio Transcript http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=70616 ===================== ANTI-CAPITALIST MARCH PICTURES Pics of autonomous march attacked by police http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315557.html Pictures of Police Pen in Edingurgh demo http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315582.html Police stopping the anti-capitalist demo at Edinburgh http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315515.html Edinburgh: Police surrounded anticapitalist demo and banned observers http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315522.html Confrontation between anarchist bloc and cops http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315632.html Anti-Capitalist March - Arrival and demonstation pictures http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315769.html Inside the anti-capitalist pen pics http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315740.html Pen-in solidarity photos, 1st July http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315809.html ====================== AUDIO: Anarchist audio interviews from todays G8 protests http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315581.html http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/overviewmph.mp3 ====================== OTHER POSTINGS PICS: Break Poverty Party in Bristo Square http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315651.html PICS: Edinburgh Street Parties http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315657.html REPORT: An impression from Stirling Eco-Camp http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/315821.html PICS: Stirling Eco-Campsite Convergence (Irish post) http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=70591 ====================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY DUBLIN DEMO PICS http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=70589 ======================