Londoners Protest Against "Corporate Olympics"
According to BBC News, demonstrators herded by Counter Olympics Network swarmed Tower Hamlets to speak out against free tickets for sponsors and the unfair treatment or exclusion of local businesses.
"We do not consent to austerity, privilege and profiteering," the group said. Occupy London joined in on the fun, their feathers ruffled by "the whims of global corporations and financial institutions who seek to 'legally' avoid tax and saturate sport with their own marketing."
Officials and city agencies seemed unconcerned, though. London 2012 organizers called big events like the Olympics "a magnet for protests of all shapes and sizes," and said they'd planned for such a development. Metropolitan Police stood by to monitor the peaceful protest.