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G20: Barred from the summit

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My accreditation has been withdrawn. Has the government decided only to allow non-critical organisations into major events?

This blog was supposed to come to you from the inside of today's G20 summit. I was accredited to go into the Excel centre in London and write on events as they materialised, both as a Comment is free contributor and as a member of the Put People First coalition of over 150 civil society groups which has come together in preparation for the summit.

When I arrived at the security clearance tent on the dockside this morning, however, I was informed that the government had blocked both my accreditations

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John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want and writes regularly for the Guardian's Comment is Free blog

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