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G-20 protesters are clashing with riot police in London. The demonstrators have smashed windows at the Royal Bank of Scotland and vandalized the Bank of England on what they called "Financial Fool's Day."
Effigies of bankers were burned and some in the crowd chanted "Kill the bankers."
"It's our money they've stolen" read one protesters sign, while in another area signs said "Quit Iraq and Afghanistan: Yes we can" - a reference to Pres. Obama's election campaign slogan.
More than 30 people have been arrested. Anderson will be reporting from London tonight. READ HIS BLOG HERE
As the protests took place in the city's financial district, Pres. Obama was busy at various meetings. Today he talked with British Prime Minster Gordon Brown, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Queen Elizabeth.
It's the president and First Lady's meeting with the queen at Buckingham Palace that's gained the most attention. Tonight, we'll tell you all about their visit with royalty.
The G-20 summit begins tomorrow. Pres. Obama is facing criticism for the U.S. role in the global financial crisis. As 360's Tom Foreman will report tonight, China has been on the attack saying America went in a "blind pursuit of profit" which led to recession. The European Union has called the stimulus "the road to hell." Tonight, we're keeping them honest. Is America really to blame for the financial meltdown? Share your thoughts below.
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