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Wednesday, 2 May, 2001, 07:59 GMT 08:59 UK
Picture gallery: May Day protests
Thousands of people took to the streets of London for anti-capitalist demonstrations.

The protests began with a procession of cyclists from Liverpool Street to King's Cross, bringing morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill on some of the capital's busiest routes.

More than 6,000 police officers were employed to control later protests at Oxford Circus.

Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir John Stevens, with police officers
Met Police Chief Sir John Stevens has breakfast with officers before they start duty

Demonstrators at Liverpool Street station
Demonstrators at Liverpool Street station prepare for a cycle protest

Protester at King's Cross holds a placard
Promising a peaceful protest at King's Cross

Motorcycle police at Liverpool Street station
Motorcycle police prepare to set off on patrol

The windows of a Europa supermarket in Trafalgar Square
Many shops have boarded up their windows

Police and demonstrators at Liverpool Street station
Police keep an eye on demonstrators at Liverpool Street station

Police surveillance
Watching them, watching us: Police keep tabs on protesters

Protesters near King's Cross
A colourful party: Protesters ready for a fun day out

Police and demonstrators
Police clash with demonstrators in Oxford Street

A protester is dragged away by riot police on Oxford Street
Police made 92 arrests in total

A man kicks in a shop window
Some of the protests turned violent

A fire was started in Tottenham Court Road
Fires were started by some protesters

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