Protesters claim victory in ECB ‘blockade'


An estimated 2,500 protesters today claimed to have blockaded the European Central Bank (ECB) in an exercise in civil disobedience aimed at highlighting a perceived democratic deficit in the workings of the central bank, and the ‘troika' of the ECB, European Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The movement, calling itself Blockupy, said on its website the action marks the second anniversary of the occupation of the Puerta del Sol in Madrid and will be followed tomorrow with a

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