Οι διαδηλωτές εμπνευσμένη από το αυξανόμενο κίνημα « Καταλαμβάνουν Wall Street » στις ΗΠΑ είναι σήμερα διαδηλώνουν στην πόλη του Λονδίνου.
Χιλιάδες έχουν κατέβει στην περιοχή που είναι γνωστή ως η Square Mile - κάτω από το σύνθημα « καταλαμβάνουν το Χρηματιστήριο » - για μια « ειρηνική διαμαρτυρία » κατά του παγκόσμιου χρηματοπιστωτικού συστήματος.
Η εκδήλωση ξεκίνησε το μεσημέρι έξω από Καθεδρικό Ναό του Αγίου Παύλου και οι αρχικές εκθέσεις στο Twitter μίλησε για μια « συμπαθής » ατμόσφαιρα.Όμως γύρω στις 2 μ.μ., άλλες εκθέσεις στην επιφάνεια της αστυνομίας, λαμβανομένων μια σκληρότερη στάση και kettling διαδηλωτές έξω από τον καθεδρικό ναό. Αρκετές συλλήψεις έγιναν,..
There is a heavy police presence throughout central London to help deal with the protest
Angry: Protesters hold placards as they stand on the steps of Saint Paul's Cathedral
Marching on the City: Police look on as protesters walk around the perimeter of the London Stock Exchange
Speakers: Julian Assange (left) spoke for two minutes on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral, while other protesters have come with placards
A bride, who was scheduled to get married in the Cathedral this afternoon, was ushered in by staff through a side entrance as the crowd swelled.
Wikileaks' Julian Assange, who turned up at the protest wearing a mask, was asked to take it off by police.
Human rights lawyer Jen Robinson, who came to his aid, tweeted: '#assange not under arrest. Says we can't wear masks and be anonymous but swiss banks accounts can be #occupylsx.'
The Occupy London Stock Exchange collective, which is supported by UK Uncut, said a Facebook page on the protest had attracted more than 13,000 followers, with more than 5,000 confirmed attendees.
Laura Taylor, a supporter of the so-called OccupyLSX, said: 'Why are we paying for a crisis the banks caused? More than a million people have lost their jobs and tens of thousands of homes have been repossessed, while small businesses are struggling to survive.
'Yet bankers continue to make billions in profit and pay themselves enormous bonuses, even after we bailed them out with £850 billion.'
Another supporter, Kai Wargalla, said: 'This is a people-powered movement protesting against the increasing social and economic injustice in the UK.
'We want to stand with the 99% - the overwhelming majority who value people over profit.
'We want to make our voices heard against greed, corruption and for a democratic, just society. We stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, protesters in Spain, Greece and the Middle East who started this movement.
Protection: City of London Police guard an entrance to the London Stock Exchange during the Occupy London protest
Scuffle: Occupy London protesters alongside police at an entrance to Paternoster Square
Protest: Demonstrators hold placards as they stand on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral
Protesters inspired by the growing 'Occupy Wall Street' movement in the U.S are today demonstrating in the City of London
Prepared: Protesters wait for the demonstration to begin outside St Paul's Cathedral
'They have inspired people all over the world to step forward and make their voices heard.'
UK Uncut supporter Peter Hodgson added: 'The success of the square occupations across Spain in calling for democracy and an end to austerity, alongside the rapid growth of the Wall Street occupation, has shown that this is what is needed in London and the UK.
'The Government is ignoring its electorate as they impose these austerity measures.'
OccupyLSX previously issued a statement which said: 'The words corporate greed ring through the speeches and banners of protests across the globe.
'After huge bailouts and in the face of unemployment, privatisation and austerity, we still see profits for the rich on the increase. But we are the 99%, and on October 15 our voice unites across gender and race, across borders and continents, as we call for equality and justice for all.
Popular: More than 13,000 signed up to Occupy London's Facebook page
Inspired: Occupy London has said it is taking its lead from the occupation movements across the world, including that in New York
'In London, we will occupy the Stock Exchange. Reclaiming space in the face of the financial system and using it to voice ideas for how we can work towards a better future.
'A future free from austerity, growing inequality, unemployment, tax injustice and a political elite who ignores its citizens, and work towards concrete demands to be met.'
Occupy LSX was behind a protest that saw Westminster Bridge closed on Monday.
According to its website occupations are also being planned in other areas of the country, including Worcester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Bristol.
Day of 'Global Revolution' around the world:
Movement: Occupy Wall Street moves to Cape Town, South Africa
Angry: Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets of Frankfurt, Germany
Indignants: Protesters practice yoga at the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid before this afternoon's demonstrationi
Anger has also spread to Hong Kong
The capital of South Korea has also been taken over by protesters
Occupy Sydney holds signs in front of the Reserve Bank of Australia
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049486/Global-protest-comes-London-thousands-demonstrators-City.html#ixzz1arKBLTJY