Jess Hurd

Archive for April, 2012

Barclays Banks on Hunger

Campaigners from the World Development Movement protest at Barclays’ AGM, exposing Barclays’ role in fuelling global hunger by betting on food prices. Two suited, blue masked Barclays ‘eagles’ on Barclays bikes join protestors holding placards reading, ‘Barclays banks on hunger’. Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London.

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Corporate Games

Olympic Park worker directs people to the venue through Westfield Shopping Centre. Stratford, Newham. East London.

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London Olympic Security

Olympic security guards try to prevent photographers and a video journalist from filming the Olympic site from the public highway. Stratford, East London.

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Disabled Protest blocks Trafalgar Sq

DPAC action against benefit cuts, care funding and Loss of Remploy jobs.

Disabled activists block Trafalgar Square against benefit cuts and the Welfare Reform Bill. London.

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Occupy Leyton Marsh

Local supporters climb under a tanker to prevent it entering the planned Olympic site. Activists are arrested after blocking the site entrance to construction vehicles and breaching the site. Hackney, East London.

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East London fire cuts power to 88,000

Police and firefighters attend a pallet fire on an industrial estate in Stephanson Street, with 02 in the background. Newham, East London.

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