March 31, 2009

Obama arrives in U.K. for G20 Summit

Per BBC News, U.S. President Barack Obama arrived at Stansed Airport, north of London, ahead of the G20 Summit scheduled to begin Thursday. As MSNBC reports, the trip marks President Obama's, "First Major Foreign Policy Test." The summit comes amid a global economic and financial downturn that is expected to be the focus of the one day meeting.

Some in London tweeted about Obama's arrival, with at least one claiming a close encounter.

  1. tiffany
    ttttiff passed obama & entourage in regent's park and felt momentarily starstruck
  2. Gaius London,UK
    Gaiusf just got home.. I wish i can meet Obama in person here in London... too damn, he has full of tight secret service decorations
  3. karinjr
    karinjr Obama is in town! I can feel the hope in the air. Sadly, have thrown out my back, and am on the floor with hot water bottle - but hopeful!
  4. Dmitry Matyukhin
    dmatyukhin Was surprised how many police was on my way from Standted tonight. just read that Obama landed there.

Widespread demonstrations and protests are expected during the summit. Breaking Tweets plans to cover these through tweets, TwitPics, and reports live from London from Breaking Tweets Contributing Editor @davidmacdougall.

Londoners are increasingly tweeting their concern over these expected protests:

  1. Dave00Rodriguez
    Dave00Rodriguez Home & Tired! Tough day at work least its Dressdown the next 2 days thanx to the possible G20 Protesters...
  2. neil shah
    neil_sv Morning itinerary tomorrow seems to unintentional trail the g20 protest route. Let's see what the crack is
  3. graham mitchell
    graham652 wondering which g20 protest to photograph tomorrow
  4. Planet Positive
    PlanetPositive reading about the G20 London Lockdown tomorrow. What are your thoughts on protest to express need for economic/climate policy change?

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