A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium.
Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGO’s of the Basque Country in Bilbao. The organization, an umbrella group for 84 Basque NGO’s, performed Quien es Quien (Who’s Who), an improvised theatrical piece, dressed as bankers, the wealthy and military personnel, handing out fake money to motorists and passers-by. The action was designed to draw attention to what the coordinator claims are the causes of poverty and inequality in the world.
A demonstrator protests against market speculation on food commodities outside the Barclays Bank Annual General Meeting at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Thursday. Barclays promised a rigorous review of executive pay and a co-operative relationship with regulators as it tries to dispel a reputation for reckless risk-taking and unethical behaviour that caused a series of scandals. The British bank said on Wednesday it would reform its standards and culture, from improving coordination within its executive team to forcing all staff to attend a course on the company’s new values.