Hundreds of pounds tossed from balcony in new round of Quantitative Easing
RECESSION, WHAT RECESSION? Londoners were treated to a one-off display of 'Quantitative Easing' this morning (Tuesday, 12 June 2012) as they were showered with five pound notes in Leceister Square.
Passing commuters were shocked when a man threw hundreds of pounds from the balcony in central London. Within minutes a huge crowd had gathered after the good samaritan appeared on the ledge and hurled out the money.
Chaos ensued as bypassers fought to grab the notes in Leicester Square, London, at 9.00am. However, there was an element of luck over who picked up money, as some was real cash, whilst a number of notes were actually leaflets made to look like money.
The five pound notes were thrown to re-enact a scene from action movie, Man on a Ledge, which was released this week on DVD & Blu-ray.
Office worker Gill Littler, 24, from Camden, London, was fortunate enough to pick up 20 pounds while on her way to work. She said: "I was just walking across the square when I saw a crowd starting to gather and wondered what was going on. There was a man with bundles of money and he was shouting to everyone that he was going to throw it.
"I thought he was just having a laugh but then suddenly he chucked out all the notes and everyone started picking them up off the floor.
"Everyone was laughing and stuffing their pockets, I've never seen anything like it.
"People were taking photographs and filming what was going on, it was extraordinary."
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