Video – Live From the Streets: Activist Voices at Pittsburgh’s G20 Summit

Filmed and edited by Jeb Sprague for IPS News

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.

Video I: Footage of activists in Pittsburgh organizing against the G20 Summit, including labor, fair trade, living wage, community, and socialist organizers. The 2009 G20 Summit in Pittsburgh will be held September 24th and 25th attended by leaders from the most powerful countries. This footage was filmed on September 23rd, 2009 at the Teach-in at the Steelworkers headquarters in Pittsburgh and at the Mounumental Baptist Church ‘Tent City’ in Pittsburgh’s The Hill district.

Video II: On Thursday, September 24, 2009, delegates arrived at fancy hotels in downtown Pittsburgh. Thousands of police deployed around the city. Some shoppers and sightseers remained in downtown where police patrolled in large marching columns. IPS only witnessed a few dozen protestors on Thursday but a large people’s march is planned for Friday, September 25th. Filmed and edited by Jeb Sprague, for the Inter Press Service (IPS).

Video III: On Friday, September 25, 2009, activists from environmental, youth, labor, church, poverty advocacy, single payer and various anti-capitalist organizations carried out a march on the G20 Summit in downtown Pittsburgh. The protest was estimated to be 5,000 strong. Filmed and edited by Jeb Sprague, for the Inter Press Service (IPS). Visit the Inter Press Website at and Jeb Sprague’s University website at Also for more background on the story here, read:… The music at the end of this clip is by Tristeza, check them out at