Protesters: Oxfam, other NGOs and Japanese activists
Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Date: 4-6 July
WHAT WAS THE POINT?
Oxfam wants to put pressure on the leaders of developed nations not to backtrack on promises made during the landmark 2005 Gleneagles summit. The development charity saw a draft communique before the summit that suggested leaders would use the economic situation as an excuse to break previous commitments on aid, climate change and healthcare.
HOW HAVE THE MEDIA COVERED IT?
The protests gained mass UK coverage including articles in the broadsheets and on BBC News, and international media including the newswires and a newspaper front page in Japan. The BBC reported that there was a heavy police presence with 21,000 police officers deployed in Hokkaido. The BBC's Tokyo correspondent Chris Hogg claimed the security budget had risen to £140m.