Trafalgar Square Anti-Cuts Occupation Mayday Weekend


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Following four successful peaceful occupations of Trafalgar Square on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of April, we will be holding another occupation from Saturday 30th April 18.30, this time for 48 hours, and we invite you and everyone you know to attend.
Plus also check out this video from during the day at last week’s occupation: http://bambuser.com/channel/ronanshaun/broadcast/1603926.

The May Day march on Sunday ends in a rally in Trafalgar Square:

http://www.londonmayday.org/docs/web_GFTU_MAYDAY_FLYER_A5.pdf.

This is an important time for us to be there both in terms of our aims, growing in numbers and building bridges and alliances in the movement as a whole. We hope that people there for May Day, which is about the defence of people against economic exploitation and injustice, will join us. This week has the potential to be a big show of opposition so please tell all your friends, hopefully it will be the most significant occupation so far.
You are welcome to come for as long as you can, whether that is for the night camping, to pop in for a cup of tea or for a workshop. We’d love to hear from artists, performers, speakers and workshop leaders too! Do bring food to share (ideally vegan) and we will aim to have pot luck dinner on Saturday evening again.

THIS IS A 48 HOUR EVENT 6.30pm SAT – 6.30pm MON. Unless otherwise stated this will almost definitely continue on a weekly basis.

The key aims of the occupation are:

– To raise awareness of the ideological cuts that the Government is instigating – without mandate – and how they are affecting the most vulnerable in society, creating a safe space for all, including parents and children, where alternatives to current policy can be discussed and learned about, with workshops, talks, debates and creative art.

– To defend the right to protest. The group intends to show that without police presence, protesters can organise themselves peacefully and lawfully. This has already been successfully demonstrated on previous occupations, when the police stayed at a distance and there was no conflict. If there are attempts to remove participants, they will resist non-violently through passive resistance. The group refuses to use violence when it is violence done to our society that it is trying to resist.

Further info:
– Keeping it safe – http://bit.ly/hcyYeB
– Things to bring – https://occupytrafalgarsquare.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/things-to-bring/

On the day you can keep in the loop:
– On Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/occupytraf)
– On Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/occupytraf)
– Plus via the camp phone: 078044 067766

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