The Big Five accountancy firms were put on red alert last week as protests against global capitalism turned into a riot.
KPMG reported ‘a slight problem’ at 9am after seven protestors dressed in suits managed to infiltrate the firm’s building at Puddle Dock. They were eventually escorted out and later arrested by police.
But it was the English ICA’s headquarters that was hit hardest, with protestors reportedly urinating against the Moorgate Place building. A brick was reported to have been thrown against a window. Later an internal tannoy message told staff that the protestors had left and urged staff to go home.
Mazars Neville Russell staff were told to wear casual clothes, while many Hacker Young staff worked at home.
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