Anarchists rampage through Scottish countryside

Things are getting hot and heavy as the G8 summit convenes in Scotland. The Scotsman reports July 7 that masked anarchists swarmed through the countryside around the Gleneagles resort where the summit is about to open, battling police, smashing the windows of a Burger King and otherwise vandalizing a PC World and a Pizza Hut. They finally breached the security fence which had been erected around Gleneagles, prompting police to bring in a Chinook helicopter for the counter-charge which drove them back. Bricks, bottles, iron bars and burning tires were used, and some protesters wore crash helmets. The spectacle prompted authorities to ban the planned legal protest march on Gleneagles, but some 500 marched to within sight of the hotel in defiance of the ban. (See our last post.)