England

Occupy London

On the way home from work I came face to face with the fast evolving Occupy London protest camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral. The groups of people I saw seemed intent on staying, there was a lot of activity around the Uni tent and even more around the media centre; this was a camp getting itself organised. I must admit to being rather confused by the intentions of the community but watching this short BBC video has helped me understand a little better.

People seemed to be working hard to develop good relationships with the church, the police and with commuters passing through. This is currently a peaceful, positive occupation and they have certainly picked the perfect spot to be noticed by the world…

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2 thoughts on “Occupy London

  1. It’s interesting how there’s (always? if in London?) live music as part of the demonstration. I wonder if what that guy is singing is actually relevant to the cause. I hope so.

    • There is often live music, yes. Not sure why, maybe just becuase it provides a focus and people get to dance! I think the songs were kind-of about revolution maybe with loose messages about love, unity and the power of people… Not sure they have writen songs about greedy bankers just yet but maybe if I go back there tonight… ; )

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