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Sunday, 16 April, 2000, 20:31 GMT 21:31 UK
In pictures: Anti-IMF protests
Baton-wielding riot police in Washington fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators trying to prevent Sunday's meetings of financial leaders from the world's richest nations.

Armoured vehicle
Police were out in force to prevent a repeat of Seattle

Police horse
They had cordoned off the centre of Washington

Protesters
Demonstrators sought to deny access to the meetings

Protesters
Some tried to block a street near the White House

Baton
Police responded with force to disperse the crowds

Tear gas
They used tear gas, batons and pepper spray

Arrest
A number of demonstrators were arrested

Flowers
But most of the protest was peaceful

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