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Large-scale protest erupts in Pittsburgh

2009-09-26 08:22:26 GMT2009-09-26 16:22:26 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Protesters with masks of leaders from India, Britain, U.S., France, Germany, and Japan (L to R) pose with a poster in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as world leaders attend the G20 Summit on September 25, 2009. Thousands of people protest in Pittsburgh during the summit on Friday. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Protesters gather in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as world leaders attend the G20 Summit on September 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Riot police guard on the street of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as world leaders attend the G20 Summit on September 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Riot police guard on the street of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as world leaders attend the G20 Summit on September 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Protesters pose with a poster in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as world leaders attend the G20 Summit on September 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

PITTSBURGH, the United States, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Several thousand protesters on Friday afternoon took to the streets in downtown Pittsburgh where the Group of 20 (G20) Summit is being held.

Protesters first rallied at a square between Forbes Ave and Fifth Avenue of the downtown area, about two blocks away from the venue of the summit, where leaders from the world's major economies are discussing ways to pull the world economy out of the mire of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s.

The protest is being held peacefully with some 10,000 police, including riot police, watching closely in the surrounding areas.

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