Socialist Worker

London occupy faces legal action

Issue No. 2278

Marxist author David Harvey came to speak at the Occupy London protest camp outside St Paul’s cathedral last Saturday. He had previously written in support of the Occupy movement.

Many activists and theorists have spoken at the occupation’s Tent City University since the protest started on 15 October.

But the Corporation of London said on Tuesday this week that they are going to restart legal proceedings against the camp. They had previously backed down.

On Wednesday of last week the occupation was visited by students attending the national education demonstration and by protesting electricians.

Reverend Dennis Nadin travelled from Essex to visit the occupation. “There’s a lot of support for this in the church,” he told Socialist Worker. “But the church should be supporting it much more.

“Ninety percent of the wealth is in the hands of ten percent of the people. Who on earth can disagree with the idea that that is wrong?”

Police arrested six people on Friday of last week when they shut down Occupy Cardiff. The protest camp had attracted hundreds of supporters.

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