Describing the threat to London from G-20 protesters as “unprecedented”, Commander Simon O’Brien, from the Metropolitan police said that they are working on a series of measures to deal with the likely disturbances at various key locations across the city.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is among several world leaders expected to arrive next week for the G-20 summit scheduled for April 2 in the city. The police are expecting as many as 2,000 protesters to march through the Square Mile on April 1 on the eve of the summit, but are confident that normal life will not be disturbed.
On April 2, when the summit is held in the Docklands, seven separate demonstrations are expected in London.“G-20 is attracting a significant amount of interest from protest groups. There is an almost unprecedented level of activity going on. We are seeing the return of some old faces. People who have we have not seen on the protest circuit for many years in London,” O'Brien said.