Hours before the leaders of the United States, Britain, France and other economic powerhouse nations arrived on Saturday for the start of the two-day gathering, protesters were already at work. They have blocked the road, holding banners, including one that read, “From Rome to Glasgow, your solutions are the problem.”
When asked to clear the way, the protesters refused. The police officers lifted them up and placed them on a side road. They continue to sit or lie down on the pavement blocking traffic.
A few dozen protesters have been carried away by police from the main boulevard near the G-20 summit site in Rome.
– Ella Breedlove