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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

G8 Protesters, Police Face Off

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland -- Thousands of protesters chanting "Power to the People!" marched toward the site of the summit of the Group of Eight industrialized nations Wednesday.

The protesters, banging drums, blowing whistles and led by a bagpiper dressed in a kilt, marched to the fenced-off perimeter of the exclusive Gleneagles resort. Tayside police had previously called off the march after demonstrators southwest of Gleneagles turned violent.

Earlier in the day, more than 100 activists, many clad in black and covering their faces with bandanas and wearing hoods, streamed out of a makeshift campsite in Stirling, 22 kilometers southwest of Gleneagles, where some 5,000 anarchists and protesters are staying. A group of about 100 smashed the windows of cars and threw stones at police.

Police Chief Superintendent Iain MacLeod said about 60 people had been arrested following the violence in Stirling and nine policemen had been hospitalized.