Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

The situation deteriorates quickly and the crowd and police officers clash in the streets. London. 10th October 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Financial Crisis Bank Bail Out anti-Capitalist Protest. London. 10th October 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-10-10 00:00:00

As financial markets continue to slump around the world, angry students and activists gather in the City of London to voice their anger over the British governments plan to commit over 50 billion GBP of public funds to shore up confidence in British markets.

The protest comes as the scale of the crisis is revealed to include police forces, councils and other public bodies who have been betting with public funds on the markets, raising questions about public accountability and transparency within the public sector.

The Metropolitan Police Authority alone lose over 30 million GBP within a wider national loss estimated at over 1 billion GBP. The protest comes on the day international markets continue to fail with widespread losses around the world.

London. 10th October 2008.

A young woman holds up a copy of the Socialist Worker headlining with CAPITALISM ISNT WORKING.

A young woman holds up a copy of the Socialist Worker headlining with CAPITALISM ISNT WORKING.

The students and others gather close to Bank tube station and march toward the Bank of England.

The students and others gather close to Bank tube station and march toward the Bank of England.

They meet with City of London police who attempt to corral the protest to prevent it moving any further.

They meet with City of London police who attempt to corral the protest to prevent it moving any further.

The anger of the assembled crowd proves too much for the officers and a police officer is knocked to the ground.

The anger of the assembled crowd proves too much for the officers and a police officer is knocked to the ground.

Police battle to contain the anger of the crowd.

Police battle to contain the anger of the crowd.

Officers struggle to keep their lines intact.

Officers struggle to keep their lines intact.

A man wears a sticker on his tee-shirt making his feelings known.

A man wears a sticker on his tee-shirt making his feelings known.

A french Gendarme assists City of London police.

A french Gendarme assists City of London police.