Occupations go Global 15th October

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On 15th October 2011 the Occupy Wall Street protests went global with over 1,000 protests around the planet.

In the UK a number of towns and cities saw occupy actions. Birmingham protestors met at Victoria Square, [ 1 | 2 ] A small protest took place on the steps of Sheffield City Hall. Sheffield City Hall. Several thousand attended a rally [in London, where despite a show of force by the Met, a General Assembly was held and tents pitched in front of St. Paul's Cathedral. In Scotland, tents were pitched in Glasgow's George Squareand Edinburgh's St. Andrew's Square}. The joined Manchester which had already been in Occupation since October 3rd, when a camp was started in Albert Square, which later moved to the [http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486125.html Peace Gardens after negotiations with the council and police.

The occupy protests have attracted increasing media attention and have also seen concerted efforts to try and bring together people to unite in a struggle for a better world. They have attracted many new people who have not been involved in protests before, and having focussed initially on the failures of the banking system, and against the growing inequality in our societies, they are attempting to start addressing wider issues as their workshops and General Assemblies begin to explore new ways of working with each other, and of organising the camps and in some cases taking Direct Action.

London: http://occupylsx.org/ | http://www.facebook.com/occupyLondon | https://twitter.com/OccupyLSX | http://livestream.com/occupyLSX

Nottingham: http://nottingham.indymedia.org.uk/articles/2079

Edinburgh: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupyedinburgh | https://twitter.com/occed | http://www.facebook.com/Occupyedinburgh

Glasgow: http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/25189

Manchester: https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486945.html |

Bristol: http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/706040 | https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486950.html |

Cardiff: https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486902.html |

Newcastle: https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/487000.html |