Lambeth Town Hall Occupied by People's AssemblyTagged as: budget council cuts demo2011 laca lambethsos occupation peoplesassembly resist26 solidarity workers_struggles
Neighbourhoods: brixton lambeth
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Lambeth town hall in Brixton was taken over and occupied by protestors as the council met to vote through budget cuts of tens of millions of pounds. Hundreds of people gathered outside the town hall (as they'd done previously two weeks ago) and at around 7pm took over the chamber chanting "This is what democracy looks like" and "No ifs, no buts, no public services cuts!", before holding a people's assembly. See Videos [ 1 | 2 | 3 ] | Pictures and Reports [ 1 | 2 | 3 ] Tumblewire | Urban 75 pics | Cuts newswire
After withdrawing the council members met under a police guard to vote through the cuts. The occupation ended at around 9pm as people marched out after 2 hours of discussions and speeches at the 'people's council'.
Audio outside before storming - audioboo