I have a specific issue to raise about the G20 but anyone can use this thread to talk about anything G20 related. So my question is this. Every single time world leaders want to throw a meeting like the G20 or The Copenhagen Conference, people riot. Almost every time the protests turn violent. Huge costs are spent on security and the downtown core of the city is usually shut down for days. So why the hell do they keep having these things in major cities, let alone the middle of downtown? Wouldn't it be alot easier to ship the 20 world leaders off on a cruise ship escorted by an aircraft carrier to a non-disclosed location somewhere in the south pacific or something like that?