Occupy London Christmas PartyTagged as: culture free_spaces occupylondon occupylsx party
Occupy London protesters were treated to a top-secret Christmas party last night. Musicians Thom Yorke and Massive Attack played a DJ set to a lively crowd at the movement's Bank of Ideas squat -a disused UBS building - on Sun Street in Hackney. The secret party, held in the basement of the building attracted about 100 participants, who remained energized through the sets.
Poets associated with the occupation also performed at the Christmas party as did a burlesque troupe.
Some protesters wore office attire to the event, and the room featured Christmas decorations and posters like "Every day is Christmas for the 1%". Protesters carried a banner through the crowd stating "This is just the beginning" attracting cheers from the crowd.
The celebration marks almost two months of occupation at St Paul's Cathedral, where on October 15, protesters set up camp. Since then, they have occupied Finsbury Square in Islington and the Bank of Ideas in Hackney.
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