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The following video reports on the protests and activist events surrounding the G20 meetings in Pittsburgh include numerous interviews with activists, organizers, union members and locals, as well as footage of the marches, activist gatherings and heavy police presence.
Source: IPS News
Local activists say development has been an undemocratic process geared toward the beautiful downtown.
(IPS) – As media and government delegates prepare for the G20 Summit to be held Sep. 24-25 in Pittsburgh, local business and activist groups are promoting clashing visions of days to come.
Hit hard over the last quarter of the twentieth century with a collapsing steel industry, recession and falling population, Pittsburgh is still a decent place to live – often highly rated because of low housing costs.
On one side, Pittsburgh government and business leaders say they have reshaped the city to connect with globalisation as a hi-tech, financial and medical industry hub.