12M meet the 1% picsTagged as: 12m may2012 occupylondon
Meeting outside St Paul's at 1pm there were updates from what was going on in other countries today before we set of on a slightly chaotic tour of some of those responsible for the crisis. The police kept stopping the march with cordons and there were lots of attempts to break through the police lines, some successful, others beaten back - though when it came to running we tended to win... Our group got to RBS before heading back to the Bank of England.
(Later the cops gave us 35 mins to disperse under section 14 - we stayed for a lot longer before the snatch squads started coming in, brutaly pulling people sat down on the steps, using pressure points and headlocks to wrestle those who had linked arms. Supporters were pushed back, but then got around the police and there were repeated scuffles as the police kept sending in waves of the snatch squads. Don't know how many arrests but probably at least 20. The police left at around 10.30pm with about 20 occupiers remaining).
Glad to have been a part of the 12M global spring!