- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

LONDON (AP) - Police in London say 86 people were arrested in sometimes violent clashes with protesters who vandalized property in the city’s financial district ahead of the G-20 summit.

Metropolitan police say 16 people were arrested by 3 a.m. Thursday for violent disorder, 11 were arrested for possessing police uniforms, and 13 for public order offenses.

Two people were arrested for having offensive weapons, two for aggravated burglary at a Royal Bank of Scotland branch and one for arson at the same branch. Other suspected offenses included assault on police, theft and drug possession.

Police say one man in the crowd of demonstrators collapsed and later died at a hospital. He has not yet been publicly identified.

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