The “occupy” protests come to the City this Saturday

Protests similar to those that have targeted Wall Street in recent weeks are set to hit the City of London this weekend, reports Left Foot Forward’s Shamik Das.

Protests similar to those that have targeted Wall Street in recent weeks are set to hit the City of London this weekend. Protesters will occupy an area near the London Stock Exchange, highlighting what they call “the social and economic injustice in the UK and beyond”.

The organisers have told us they expect more than 3,500 attendees this Saturday, “taking to the streets to hold the global financial system to task”.

An OccupyLSX supporter told us:

“Why are we paying for a crisis the banks caused? More than a million people have lost their jobs and tens of thousands of homes have been repossessed, while small businesses are struggling to survive.

“Yet bankers continue to make billions in profit and pay themselves enormous bonuses, even after we bailed them out with £850bn.”

With another protester explaining:

“This is a people-powered movement protesting against the increasing social and economic injustice in the UK. We want to stand with the 99% – the overwhelming majority who value people over profit. We want to make our voices heard against greed, corruption and for a democratic, just society.

“We stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, protesters in Spain, Greece and the Middle East who started this movement. They have inspired people all over the world to step forward and make their voices heard – now.”

The occupation in London comes at the same time hundreds of cities around the world are protesting under the banner of “United For Global Change”, calling for “true democracy”. The protesters will seek to challenge the power held by the financial sector and the system that regulates it, which they say are failing to operate in the interests of people across the UK.

UK Uncut, which organised the “Block the Bridge, Block the Bill” protests against the government’s health reforms last Sunday, are supporting the protests; they told us:

“The success of the square occupations across Spain in calling for democracy and an end to austerity, alongside the rapid growth of the Wall Street occupation, has shown that this is what is needed in London and the UK. The government is ignoring its electorate as they impose these austerity measures.”

The organisers say it is a movement that “transcends political affiliation”, adding:

“It aims to open a dialogue on reforming finance and government so that each better serve and protect the interests and well being of the 99%.”

With further evidence emerging this week of the devastating consequences of the coalition’s austerity drive – as Left Foot Forward reported yesterday, their policies are increasing child poverty, the poorest children are actually getting poorerdo not be surprised if thousands upon thousands, shorn of jobs, education and hope, take to the streets and stay there.

See also:

Are “Occupy Threadneedle Street” protests on the way?Shamik Das, September 19th 2011

We’ve had the march, but what’s the alternative?Jim Milnes, April 11th 2011

How to write a Richard Littlejohn columnDominic Browne, March 22nd 2011

Anti-cuts networks are more flexible and effective than big organisationsAaron Peters, November 30th 2010

More help needed for the forgotten 15 millionSophia Parker, November 11th 2009

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  15. Anon E Mouse

    May I recommend that these protesters start at The Guardian Newspaper, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU since they are involved in more tax avoidance than any bankers bonus in this country.

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  19. CHuckFeney

    Defile The “Square Mile”

    The world is ruled by “CITY of London Corporation”.
    They respect no individual or organization.
    Meyer Rothschild once quipped
    “Give me control of their Script,
    And I care not what Laws they make in any Nation!”

    In the CITY of London, the motto is “Domine, Dirige Nos”
    But the lord they’re praying to isn’t the Lord of Hosts
    All their statues and crest
    Show London’s a dragon’s nest
    Where it’s the prince of darkness who they worship most!

    London’s crest has Red crossed dragon’s wings and Shield
    Their Heraldry is designed to keep the truth concealed
    It contains St. Paul’s beheading knife,
    Or the dirk that took Wat Tyler’s life,
    Thus “Roth Schild” means “Red Shield” has been revealed!

    For military muscle they use the Columbia District
    Whenever Rothschild banks have rebels to restrict.
    Their American debt slaves
    Gladly march to their graves
    To control nations who might need their ass kicked!

    The third CITY control point is the Vatican Enclave
    For the Bankers can’t afford a religious shock wave
    Control the spiritual realm
    By steering the Church’s helm
    Because with religion, you get the rabble to behave!

    Now these Rothschilds have a wicked Revelations plot,
    Because the Enclave on Seven Hills they wish to blot
    From Earth’s face
    So they can replace
    It with Jerusalem, the world’s spiritual control spot.

    These Luciferian Bankers have one last sate in store
    Dropping population, and eliminating The Great Whore.
    When their plan is unfurled,
    Their tribe rules the world
    From the land that “By means of deception” makes war!

    So folks, it’s time for these protests to get gritty
    Against these Masters of War on Rothschild’s committee
    We need TOTAL OCCUPATION
    And then ultimate castration
    Of the Rothschild bankers who inhabit London,”The CITY”!
    _____________________
    Charles Ulysses Feney

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  23. Mike Hardman

    I am disgusted after the Libyan conflict there is already British business men discussing who and when British businesses can and how do business in ” the new Libya”.This has been shown on SKY NEWS and is absolutely disgusting. May the Euro fail dismally, may Britain learn her ultimate lesson and suffer like all her previous Colonies.
    Mike Hardman.
    South Africa

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