New G20 convergence space opened

Tagged as: free_spaces g20 social_struggles
Neighbourhoods: city hackney

g20 convergence space- payne house, earl street ec2a 2al

This space is now being squatted as a convergence centre, the space is non-affiliated and welcomes all activist groups (as long as they agree to the 'safer spaces' policy and respect the ideals of the space).

This space is now being squatted as a convergence centre, the space is non-affiliated and welcomes all activist groups (as long as they agree to the 'safer spaces' policy and respect the ideals of the space).

We will be hosting a series of workshops, banner making, film nights, info space, cafe and sleeping space. There is enough space for meetings we held, and enough space to house many, many people. However bring your own sleeping materials and comforts. We will try and help, but be prepared to be self-sufficient. Friendly animals are welcome, but there is also one animal-free floor.

To reduce tension between us and the police at this sensitive time, the space is a drug- and alcohol-free centre, with one or two smoking rooms. We are also operating under a camera-free zone policy. Please be respectful and ask before taking photographs. No no no journalists allowed on site.

We hope to be secure and the police will keep their distance, but as unpredictable as they are we cannot guarantee this. For this place to survive and strive, donations are very welcome. Be resourceful, be creative.


g20 convergence space- Payne house, 8-16 Earl Street ec2a 2al

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=payne%20house%20ec2a%202al&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en

Any queries, email: iwanttocrashinasquatfortheg20@hushmail.com

 

Email Contact email: iwanttocrashinasquatfortheg20@hushmail.com

Additions

p.s. wish list

It's a big one, we've got a lot of space to fill.
-chairs, tables, comfy shit
-food!
-kitchen utensils - literally anything you may have in your kitchen going spare (keep your sink, we've got some) - pots, pans, hobs, toasters, cutlery, plates, kettle etc
-spare warm clothes
-toys
-any paint and banner material
-loo roll, toothpaste, soap etc
-people!
-people!
-people!

The Payn Collective

police are searching everyone before letting them through

the cops are searching everyone for weapons before allowing them down the street to the convergence centre.

No more

Police have gone and people can get in and out without getting stopped and searched. Also the rumors about an eviction were not true.

arrests at the convergence centre

At 3pm there has been a report to indymedia dispatch that two people have been arrested at Earls St outside the convergence centre. This is an unconfirmed report at this time (21.31)

FIT at the convergence and stop and searches

A report came in at 11:30 tonight saying that police FIT teams were outside the convergence centre, and everyone in or out of the building was stopped and searched.