The G20 Bomb Plot (That Isn’t A Bomb Plot) Trundles On!

Independent: Bomb squad called to Plymouth ‘G20 protest’ house

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts were travelling to a house in Plymouth today to deal with firework-like devices discovered following the arrest of suspected anti-G20 summit protesters.

Police arrested five people over the weekend who they believed were planning to take part in demonstrations when world leaders arrive for the G20 summit on the financial crisis to be held in London this week.

Detectives said a search of one suspect’s house in Plymouth had uncovered several imitation firearms, improvised explosives made of fireworks and material “relating to political ideology”.

“As a precautionary measure, Royal Navy bomb disposal experts will be visiting the premises shortly to ensure the devices are made safe,” police said in a statement.

Three men aged 16, 19 and 25 and a 20-year-old woman are still being quizzed under counter-terrorism powers. Another woman, 20, was released after questioning.

Thousands of officers are taking part in a huge security operation this week in London with anarchists threatening to bring chaos to the streets of the British capital before and during the G20 meeting on Thursday.

Police said the Plymouth investigation had no links to any religious groups.

The Independent (no timestamp, logged at approximately 2pm)

See here for yesterday’s broadsheet reports on the ‘Plymouth G20 Bomb Plot’

My posts on G20:

Monday 30th March

Tuesday 31st March

Thursday 2nd April

Friday 3rd April

Sunday 5th April

Tuesday 7th April

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12 responses to “The G20 Bomb Plot (That Isn’t A Bomb Plot) Trundles On!

  1. This one seems to reek of BS. We have already heard that pregnant women should not enter the city for the fear that the sight of anarchists and leftists may make them pop one out on the spot. Oh and people told not to wear suits and suchlike. Its all fearmongering though I understand that the police are “up for it” and maybe this all relates to the dangers of cs gas to pregnant women,

    I suspect in part that with the economic crisis being what it is the state may seek to show its teeth on the basis that the most authoritarian pair of hands would be the most attractive to capital which they so desparately seek to court. Maybe a public beheading or two may attract investors who were considering saudi as a promising investment.

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