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Saturday
Jun152013

Protests in Belfast Ahead of Obama's Trip to G8 Summit

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(BELFAST, Ireland) -- Belfast's City Hall was the site of a march on Saturday, ahead of next week's G-8 summit.

According to BBC News, the rally was organized by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. The march took the group from the city's Custom House square to City Hall.

The protesters believe that capitalism and the policies of the G-8 leaders have led to global poverty, BBC News says.

A second protest, consisting of loyalists against a restriction on flying the union flag at City Hall took place at the same time.

The G-8 leaders, including President Obama, will meet in Belfast on Monday and Tuesday.

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