G20 finance ministers will be gathering in St Andrews, Scotland on the 6th and 7th of November to discuss the economic recession.
The G20 are a group of twenty finance ministers and central bank governors from 19 of the worlds most wealthy economies and the European Union. These economies cover 80% of world trade and the countries themselves contain two thirds of the worlds population.
Various groups and individuals have called for mass protest in response to the gathering.
“We are opposing the G20 because they are an unrepresentative, undemocratic organization that serves the few at the expense of the many. The G20 may have come to a quiet corner of Fife, but that does not mean they will escape public opposition,” said Katherine Kemp, a fourth year international relations student at St. Andrews.
The assembly point is “Church Square,” located near the intersections of Church St. and South St., next to Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews (Map)
G20 meetings this year have been hit by large scale protest. First in London, UK where thousands of people flooded the streets, smashing banks and battling police. The day tragically ended with the death of a passer by after being shoved to the ground by police. Then in September anarchists and anti-authoritarians took to the streets in Pittsburgh, USA where corporate shop windows where smashed.(read a report back from CrimethInc here)
For more information on why we should appose the G20 check ‘A guide to the G20 Protests‘ published by Last Hours before the March 2009 protests.
For more information visit http://naetaeg20.wordpress.com/