Accountant arrested for G8 protest

Sometimes, when TS is reading a particularly ridiculous tabloid tale, or watching another pathetic interview by Natasha Kaplinsky on BBC Breakfast, we get the overwhelming urge to rise up and fight against our chosen profession. But then we have a drink to numb the pain and forget all about it.

So perhaps it’s not too much of a surprise that some accountants also get this feeling. But one has gone a little further than TS ever has, by getting arrested for protesting ahead of the G8 summit at Gleneagles.

David Williams, a chartered accountant from Sale, Cheshire was accused of sitting in front of a line of police that were using shields to force back protesters. Williams, 25, denied the offence, ssaying he was exercising his right to peaceful assembly.

That may well be the case, but if Williams is protesting for the same reasons as some of the others, we’re not sure how it marries up with his professional life, which is, obviously, all about money.

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