During nearly four months of continuous occupation at St Paul’s churchyard, a diverse group of citizens have joined voices with the global Occupy movement, making a stand on corporate greed, banking reform, executive pay and economic injustice. In doing so, they have successfully influenced the political debate throughout the UK and beyond.
The camp is preparing for a hearing at the Court of Appeal on Monday 13/02 (10.30am, Court 71, Royal Courts of Justice), where six applications to appeal will be considered. Should these applications be denied, it is understood the City of London Corporation will seek to enforce the possession order granted by the High Court and evict the camp.
Occupy London calls for support
Occupy London is calling for all supporters and concerned citizens to stand with us at this crucial moment and show solidarity with the ideals we are fighting for.
We recognise that people will want to show their support in different ways. We ask that, whatever you do, you consider the legal implications of your actions and the impact these might have on your own position and on the movement as a whole.
- the judgment was based on tents and related paraphernalia obstructing the highway and existing on St Paul’s Churchyard land without planning permission.
- the order of the court makes clear that any attempts to interfere with or otherwise impede enforcement agents from removing the tents will be a contempt of court.
Occupy Legal has produced a comprehensive legal guide, which we recommend all occupiers and supporters read carefully.
The exact time of the eviction will not be known in advance. If you would like to be notified please follow our online platforms. For real time updates follow us at @occupylsxsos. This account will be only used for emergency updates related to the eviction.
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1. Send follow @occupylsxsos to 86444
2. They’ll respond with confirmation text.
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Organise an action for the day:
The eviction will be a crucial moment to keep spreading the message about economic and social justice. If you believe in what we are fighting for, feel free to organise an action for that day. Banners, music, performances, poetry… be creative! Use your network to activate these initiatives.
Head to the site as soon as you hear about the eviction:
Numbers will influence how the eviction will take place: the world will be watching. We welcome those who wish to join us hen eviction news is released in order to show their support.
Spread the word:
As soon as you hear about the eviction, please send word throughout your networks. Let others know what’s going on.
- Join the occupiers to defend their right to protest
- Livestream events from your phone: the world will be watching
- Help to keep people informed during the eviction, tweet @occupylsxsos
- Bring blankets, hot drinks and food to the people resisting peacefully.
- Or simply show your support by being present.
On the day:
- Wear warm comfortable clothing & shoes.
- Have some food and water with you.
- Think about what items you have on you as police may confiscate them.
- If possible, carry a cheap basic phone with only necessary information in it.
- Link up with people you trust and agree to look after each other.
- Notepads and pens are invaluable.
And remember, whatever happens, you can’t evict an idea whose time has come.