Occupy London protestors to be evicted
Islam Times - Four months ago thousands of anti-capitalism protestors descended on the square outside one of London’s most famous landmarks, St Paul’s cathedral.
Their message was simple - the rich, warmongering elite minority have caused the global financial crisis. And the rest of society shouldn’t have to suffer for their recklessness.
Over the next few months the protestors fought a series of legal battles to remain on the site, despite the opposition of the church and the local authorities who claimed they were causing a nuisance.
And on Wednesday a court ruled the demonstrators had no right to appeal against a decision to evict them.
Following the court decision the Occupy London protestors now expect the bailiffs to evict them from this site by force. They expect this to happen either late at night or early in the morning when the general public and the media is not around.
When we visited the site on Thursday some of the protestors were packing up their tents and belongings, determined to show the world that they were responsible and law-abiding. Others pledged to leave the site peacefully in the coming days.
However, it’s thought that at least some of the protestors will refuse to leave the location and will wait to be evicted by force.
But although most seem resigned to leaving this particular site, all are determined that the Occupy movement - and the values it stands for - will remain at the forefront of public debate.
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