Music and painted faces give the Carnival Against Capitalism a true
and people were drinking and dancing
The station balcony is full of people watching
The carnival moves off, lead by a very loud samba band
A protester carrying a 'No Old Bill' roadsign shakes hands with a
police officer -
The carnival goes past the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange
Upper Thames St - and a woman in the protest holds a small baby
People build a wall to block the London International Financial Futures
and Options Exchange - where there
suspiciously just happened to be a skip full of bricks.
And someone opens up a fire hydrant and water sprays into the street
and people play in it - the sign says 'TURN LEFT'
The band plays and the singer wears a 'Brigade Rosse' t-shirt
The samba crew are still around
and a large game of monopoly is in process
water floods the street and people dance in it
THe wall grows higher - but there was a distinct lack of bricklaying
skills. LIFFE along with the Bank of England,
the Stock Exchange and Lloyds was one of the 'four pillars' of the city.
It later moved and became ICE Futures Europe.
It was hot in the sun and some people stripped off
I also photographed the event in colour (colour negative film) and
the link below