At 1am this morning, 14th June 2012, over a dozen police vans raced down City Road, towards Finsbury Square. Accompanied by two or three coaches of bailiffs in orange jackets. They quickly formed a line round the site and dragged thoose asleep out of their tents. Some being aware of the police coming climbed into the barricade built over three of the wooden pallet houses, with one masked protester at the top of a tree in the square.
Soon enough people walked out favoring a non violent exit, after many hours the human figure in the tree climbed down. The bailiffs set up two lines of metal fencing around the pavement surrounding the area. Most stayed on the pavement watching the place be destroyed, then some to a grotty homeless shelter the council had liaised with, and some to a new site in Shoreditch Park.
However at 5am there were still about 6 people on the pavement outside, unwilling to leave their home with no appropiate alternative. The place is now being cleared and is caged up. Thanks to all those who support Occupy, and Finsbury Square. We tried to make a difference, at least we tried. If you can please come to Shoreditch Park, any and all donations welcome.
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Submitted by Daniel Ashman, Litigant-in-Person in the case of City of London Corporation v Occupy London. If other Occupy supporters would like to submit a personal view for publication, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘An Occupier’s Perspective’ in the subject. ‘Ethical capitalism’, … Continue reading →
Article below from Steve Rushton, an occupier that has been involved in Occupy London since late October, and has provided legal support to Daniel Ashman as part of the OccupyLSX legal case. Steve has submitted a number of entries to … Continue reading →
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Submitted by Dan Ashman, Litigant-in-Person in the case of City of London Corporation v Occupy London. Part One I felt compelled to stand as a litigant-in-person; it was not an intellectual decision. At first I felt no fear. Later, even … Continue reading →
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We are starting a new section on the website which aims to give the varied and diverse voices of Occupy London an increased presence on the website. Below is the first submission from one of the occupiers - Steve Rushton – who … Continue reading →