13 Photos Of G8 Protests That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
The G8 summit, featuring the leaders of most of the world's largest economies including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union, is currently taking place near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. At the two day summit, which ends on Tuesday, leaders have been discussing the ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as other issues including corporate tax avoidance and trade agreements.
Summits such as the G8, G20, and WTO, however, have long drawn activists to the street and this year has been no different. In the lead up to the summit, and during it, protesters have been calling attention to issues including mismanagement of the global economy, financial austerity measures, bank bailouts, the arms trade, corporate tax avoidance, poverty, the war on terror, and climate change. Here are 13 of the best images of them in action: