Why I intend to protest at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay – Cornwall Live

Despite the biggest operation in Devon and Cornwall Police history, some residents in Cornwall are already making plans to protest at the G7 Summit

A lot has happened in the week since the surprise announcement that this year’s G7 Summit will be held in Carbis Bay.

The three-day event on June 11 to 13 is being held at Carbis Bay Estate, with the leaders of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US present – as well as Australia, India and South Korea as guests.

2021’s G7 Summit will likely be the first visit to the UK Joe Biden makes as President of the United States.

Visit Cornwall has predicted that the event will bring £50m into Cornwall, with Cornwall Council leader Julian German saying that he was optimistic that the county’s moment in the spotlight could lead to greater investment in companies here.

However, alongside the fanfare of optimism that has been reported, there have also been concerns raised quietly by some local residents.

And in even more hushed tones, plans have already begun by some people in Cornwall who hope to protest and disrupt the summit.

I went to meet a few of those local residents to find out, in their own words, why they intend to protest.

With such a large police operation planned around the summit, they have chosen to remain anonymous at this stage.