After four weeks of focus on Wall Street, the fast-moving campaign against the global banking industry is coming to the UK this weekend, with the biggest event aiming to “occupy” the London Stock Exchange.
Organised by Facebook and Twitter pages which between them have picked up more than 15,000 followers, campaigners are to gather outside St Paul’s Cathedral at midday on Saturday before marching the short distance to Paternoster Square, the business development housing the London Stock Exchange, as well as the UK HQ of investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Peter Walker reports on plans for #OccupyLSX this weekend - an event inspired by the #OccupyWallSt campaign
who wants to go to London with me?
Let me put it to you this way.
In reality, the London riots have been very tame. The amount of damage caused has been relatively small compared to other riots, and there have only been 4 confirmed deaths so far. I understand that people are scared, and that’s completely…
The weekend saw riots tear through London’s Tottenham neighborhood. This video from the Associated Press shows the results of the violence and looting incited by both deep cuts to social services and anti-police sentiments felt in the neighborhood.