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UK: Protesters prepare to push power to the people

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1. W/S Back of 'Power to the people' sign, with anti-G8 protesters gathering together 2. W/S Anti-G8 protesters gather together in a half circle, listening to a speaker 3. M/S Anti-G8 protesters put up flags 4. C/U Placard for anti-G8 protesters' reads: 'Power to the people' 5. M/S Men on raised stilts look to their right at a police van 6. W/S Anti-G8 protesters gather, police officers watch, two men sit on raised stilts in background, placard in background reads: 'They owe us' 7. M/S Police officers watch the protesters 8. W/S Anti-G8 protesters gather, placard in background reads: 'Capitalism equals crisis' 9. M/S Placard reads: 'Capitalism equals crisis' 10. C/U Placard reads: 'crisis' 11. SOT: Anti-G8 protester, says: "We've had enough of the way that the system is structured - that it is completely unjust and unequal and the people who are working hard and contributing are ending up on the bottom of society, getting forgotten while the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and we're being told that we have to pay our debts but our debts are being created for us by a system that it completely unjust". 12. M/S Elderly people holding placards: 'Fairness: what a joke!' sit and listen to a speaker 13. C/U Elderly people of the anti-G8 movement 14. M/S Police officers look ahead at the anti-G8 protesters SCRIPT UK: Protesters prepare to push power to the people Anti-G8 protesters in central London gathered together on Friday as part of the activist movement against the annual political G8 meeting of the eight richest countries' leaders. In preparation for the on-going protests, the demonstrators set up camp, placing anti-capitalist placards around them and giving each other talks on their ideals. One anti-G8 protester summarises the centre of the objections: "We've had enough of the way that the system is structured - that it is completely unjust and unequal and the people who are working hard and contributing are ending up on the bottom of society, getting forgotten while the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and we're being told that we have to pay our debts but our debts are being created for us by a system that it completely unjust". The scene is in direct contrast to Tuesday's events when over 50 arrests of anti-G8 protesters were made. On the day of Carnival Against Capitalism, riot police busted an unused police station activists were using to camp in. More than 100 officers blocked the property that had a flag outside saying 'What if we smash the G8' and police officers used crowbars and chainsaws to enter the abandoned building and detain the demonstrators. The leaders of the world's eight wealthiest countries are due to meet at the Lough Erne resort in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, for the G8 annual conference 17-18 June. The assembly originally started in 1975 with a group of six countries: France, Germany, Japan, Italy, UK and USA. The G7 was formed when Canada joined, and to date the G8 includes Russia, since enrolling in 1997.