Riot police were deployed on the streets of London as the so-called 'Accountancy Riots' entered their third day.
A group of protestors- thought to include the poor- converged on the pavement outside the Bank of England earlier in the week. Their demands were simple: "Nationalisation of accountancy! With a view to providing fair and equal tax advice for all taxpayers, free at the point of need! Under a framework legislated directly by government for the maximum benefit of all the country!"
Within hours, hundreds had taken up the protestors' catchy slogan, collectively filling two square miles of London with people shouting and chaotically wielding placards the size of snooker tables.
One protestor, who declined to be named as it may invalidate his expense claim for lunch, suggested it was "loophole here, loophole there... but who cares, as long as everyone gets the same loopholes?" before heading off to Starbucks.
The Prime Minister was initially overheard suggesting the protest was nothing more than the "workshy having a swipe at Mr Golden Bollocks" but the idea has gained followers rapidly through social media - although organisers admit only seventy percent of their slogan made it onto Twitter.
Further online attention also might have been drawn to the protests, had the 3G network of notable tax experts Vodafone not been unavailable across London since shortly after the protest began.
The nightmare has even seen London Mayor Boris Johnson forced to weave his photogenic path through a jungle of placard waving lunatics at Aldgate, which he later described as a "godawful gallery of ghastly grammar". Confronted with such terrible inconvenience, The Met have teamed up with the Bank of England to force a solution to the crisis.
'Non-fatal placatement techniques' have been approved for use against anyone who does not shut up and bugger off immediately when instructed to do so. Large, tight, bundles of cash fabricated by the Bank of England will be fired at dissenters from cannons; each bundle weighty enough to stun a man into inaction, yet should cost the taxpayer nothing "in real terms".
A spokesman for the Bank of England said "We find that if you just make up more money and fire it in one direction or another, most problems just go away. From our doorstep anyway."