Protests in London Gear Up Ahead of G20 Summit

G20 protests remain mostly peaceful despite concern that anarchist groups will use the protests as a cover for acts of violence, Wall Street Journal. About 20 protesters vandalized a Royal Bank of Scotland branch, smashing windows and causing damage to the interior. As police try to contain the thousands of protesters gathered outside the Bank of England, minor incidents of violence have occurred. At least 11 have been arrested and many more are being held in police custody, Guardian.

In a joint press conference in London today, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed objectives for the G20 summit starting tomorrow in London, Guardian. Guardian Live Feed.

12 dead in Pakistan after an assault from an unmanned U.S. drone missile strike near the Afghanistan border, Fox News.

Venezuela opposition leader, Manuel Rosales, goes into hiding. Rosales is facing corruption charges which he believes are politically motivated. In the 2006 presidential election in Venezuela, Rosales unsuccessfully challenged incumbent president Hugo Chavez. Chavez, a member of the socialist party in Venezuela, is accused by critics of using the country’s legal system for political purposes, Reuters.

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