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Protesters set up tents in Trafalgar

2011-11-09 16:56

London - A group of protesters taking part in a mass demonstration against higher tuition fees broke away from the main route and erected around 25 pop-up tents at the base of Nelson's column in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday.

About 5 000 marchers were taking part in the protest, which was being routed away from the other main "Occupy" encampment outside St Paul's Cathedral.

A heavy police presence, aimed at preventing any repeat of the violence that marked a similar student protest last year, was keeping the marchers away from landmark City sites like the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange.

Police have also insisted that the culmination of the march, a planned rally at London Wall in the City financial district, should last no longer than two hours.

There were no immediate reports of any violence or disorder in the first two hours of the march.

Comments
  • Mthuthuzeli - 2011-11-09 17:35

    People’s politics can be found in the form of resistance in the street and elsewhere, not in parliament.

      John - 2011-11-09 17:52

      Send them to Trafalgar! Mthuthuzeli, I see that you use the avatar of an ignorant, incompetent, negligent, murderer and genocider Che Guevara. I suggest the you get the Classified History video / dvd TRUE story on the Cuba revolution. You obviously approve of the Cuban Genocide in Ethiopia with Mengistu, where they killed 1,5 Million AFRICANS. You obviously approve of the Cuban Genocide of 500,000 AFRICANS in Angola. Socrates said that the tolerance of crime is criminal. Your support of Genocide is Genocidal. Repent from your evil ways, and turn to God in prayer.

      Mthuthuzeli - 2011-11-09 19:20

      I've seen your posts supporitng the genocidal western powers, laos, Vietnam,contras in South America, Indonesia, Phillipines, Iraq, Afghanistan, Angola, Congo,etc.

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