Riot Police Raid Headquarters of Anti-G8 Protest Group in London

Former police station


Riot police raided the central London headquarters of anti-G8 protesters on Tuesday, and hundreds of officers were deployed throughout central London as protests took place against next week's G8 summit.

Squatters inside the building, a former police station on Beak Street, off Regent Street, in London's West End, accused police of heavy-handed tactics after they were led out by officers, who forced their way in after a tense standoff lasting more than three hours.