Fires everywhere in London’s commercial banking district.
At this moment, details of how the fires were started are sketchy, but from the number of buildings ablaze the chances of an accidental cause seem unlikely.
Pictures sent in to gnews suggest the scale and locations of the fires would point to a sophisticated coordination of deliberate arson which elicits fears of terror links.
Raised suspicions abound as the fires coincided with President Barack Obama’s arrival in London amid heavy security. Leaders and dignitaries of the most powerful countries have been arriving in London since the beginning of the week in preparation for the G20 summit.
In all the chaos, the BBC has yet to feature the story, but if London eye-witnesses have any photos, videos or details to add to as it develops then please send them through to Gnews as soon as possible.
London was the centre of international tension this week over the G20 summit where the world’s leaders are due to convene tomorrow in order to discuss the future of the world’s economy. A number of internet forums planned protests against the G20.
Furthermore, protesters complained: “Capitalism has been heating up our world for years, melting the icecaps, burning up the rainforests, pushing the planet to tipping point. Now we’re going to put the heat on them.”
On the website, protestors claimed they would reclaim London: “thrusting into the very belly of the beast: the Bank of England.”
On Tuesday, the BBC reported that terrorist suspects had been arrested in Devon after the discovery of imitation firearms and “firework like” explosives at a flat in Plymouth. Five people were originally arrested and taken to custody in connection with the weapons; one woman was released on bail.
Luckily, the weapons, along with politically sensitive material were seized by Police. Detectives believe the intention of the Devonshire group was to cause severe disturbance at the G20 protests. Fears were abound that violence could escalate to the levels of the 1990 Poll Tax riots.