Monday, October 10, 2011

UK: Thousands plan protest camp in London's financial centre

Protesters inspired by the growing 'Occupy Wall Street' movement in the U.S are planning to establish a tent city in London's financial district next weekend

A Facebook page titled 'Occupy London's Stock Exchange' has already amassed over 3,000 people who have agreed to attend the event on October 15 while 'Occupy London' on Twitter has over 1,000 followers. The group, who were behind a protest that saw Westminster Bridge closed today posted on the social networking site that they are 'part of a global popular movement'.

One post under the name 'Occupy The London Stock Exchange' said: 'Hundreds attended the General Assembly and we are growing stronger every day! We remained unified and respected each others opinions. We are part of a global popular movement and not supportive to one ideology or faction, we are the 99%. Only the General assemblies and occupations themselves truly speak for the movement.'

'Please attend the General Assemblies, become involved in the Occupations have your say and combine your voice with millions - this is a global issue and must be fought in unity!' According to the website occupations are also being planned in other areas of the country, including Worcester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Bristol.

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