Make the Banks Pay! #UKuncut Lloyds TSB OccupiedTagged as: cuts education fees lloydstsb natwest schools solidarity ukuncut workers_struggles
Neighbourhoods: oxfordstreet regentstreet
There are massive cuts to the school building programme so we've set up a UKuncut classroom in a bank - Lloyds TSB on Oxford Street!
Derivatives. Fractional reserves. Toxic assets. Sub-prime mortgages. Banking is complicated. Even the bankers who crashed the global economy into the ground didn't really understand it. And with massive Tory cuts coming to school building programmes, it's going to be harder than ever to learn.
Banks don't have to be this way. As UK Uncut activists all across the country are setting up essential public services in banks, we arrived to find the Natwest branch on Regent Street already closed. Posters were plastered across the doors of Natwest, before a quick run round the corner and down Oxford Street saw everyone bail into Loyds TSB, occupying it for a teach in.
Along the way we noticed Vodafone was already shut on Oxford street, whilst Boots had guards and police on the door - "Not today!" someone shouted, but may be soon...