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Thursday
Jul072011

London Remembers 7/7 Victims on Sixth Anniversary of Attacks

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- People will gather in London's Hyde Park on Thursday to honor and remember the victims of the 7/7 attacks that took place exactly six years ago.

The July 7, 2005 incident claimed the lives of 52 people and injured several hundreds more.  Terrorists detonated a total of four bombs in London that morning -- three on the Underground train network and another on a bus passing through Tavistock Square.

Four years after the attacks, the memorial at Hyde Park was built, featuring a steel pillar for each of the 52 people that died.

Thursday's remembrance of 7/7 comes amid allegations that reporters and investigators for Rupert Murdoch's News of the World  hacked into the cellphones of the victims’ families.  Scotland Yard is leading the investigation and has started to contact relatives of the 7/7 victims.

It is not yet known whether any of those phones had actually been hacked.

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Saturday
Mar262011

Thousands Protest Spending Cuts in London

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London Saturday to protest against planned government spending cuts.

The massive group of protestors took part in a march and rally that saw one of the biggest turnouts since anti-war protests held in 2003. According to published reports, more than 250,000 people were estimated to have been at the demonstration which saw protestors make their way from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park. Protestors chanted, blew whistles, and held up signs, as they made their way through city streets.

The demonstration was mainly a peaceful one, however, there were reports that some protestors damaged some shops, and authorities say a number of people were arrested while several others were injured.

Protests erupted as government plans to cut public spending by about $130 billion in an attempt to reduce a budget deficit.

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