Occupy London took over an abandoned East End magistrates court yesterday morning in an attempt to put ‘the one per cent on trail’. This new space on Old Street, now called ‘Occupy Justice’, is the fourth site, joining the camps at St Paul’s and Finsbury Square and the Bank of Ideas. Adam Fitzmaurice (new resident of Occupy Justice) said ‘The government has been unable – or more likely, unwilling – to bring those responsible for the worst economic disaster since the 1930s to justice, so the people have to assume those roles.’
If you’re still not completely clear on what all these occupations are about, then head down to the steps of St Paul’s today for a more thorough explanation, discussion and a special General Assembly taking place between 4.30pm-9pm. There will be a comedy slam featuring Chris Coltrane, Josie Long, Nick Doody and Tiernan Douieb and live music from Chris TT, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Itch (of The King Blues), Lowkey and Shoes and Socks Off. As Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly puts it: ‘Come and see what democracy looks like.’
For info, see twitter.com/OccupyLSX.