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Anti-G8 protest in Belfast

Hundreds of anti-G8 demonstrators have taken to the streets of Belfast amid a major security operation in Northern Ireland ahead of next week's G8 summit.

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G8 leaders lampooned at anti-poverty event in Belfast

Actors impersonating the G8 leaders took to the stage in a concert in Belfast's Botanic Gardens this evening.

Some 2,000 anti-poverty campaigners attended the Big IF event, which included performances by Two Door Cinema Club, Britain's Got Talent finalist Jordan O'Keefe and actor Jim Broadbent.

Large headed impersonators of the G8 politicians arrive onstage at Belfast Botanic Gardens Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Big IF event was organised by a range of charities including Oxfam, Trocaire and the Enough Food For Everyone If campaign.

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