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Best of 2011: people of the year – the Occupy London Movement

Posted at 2:30 pm, December 31, 2011 in News

Occupy LondonThe wait is over. Time Out’s writers and editors have named their 20 most influential figures of 2011. Ranging from the creative to the most innovative, these people made a significant difference to London in the past 12 months.

‘The campaign group seized the public’s imagination when they set up their tent city outside St Paul’s Cathedral on October 15. Since then, they have expanded onto two other London sites and show no signs of disappearing any time soon. It’s easy to vilify them as ‘fornicating hippies’ (Boris Johnson) and ‘junkies’ (The Evening Standard), or criticise the group for lacking specific goals, but who else is really challenging the financial sector that created our global mess or the governments that are forcing the public to bear the brunt of it? Good luck to them!’ Rebecca Taylor, News Editor

See the other People of the Year. Who have we missed? Comment below.

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