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#OccupyDemocracy activist locked on to Houses of Parliament railings

#OccupyDemocracy ‘s programme of talks continued today, undeterred by over-policing, the enclosure of Parliament Square and the late November chill.

At about 3:30pm this afternoon Occupy supporter Arran locked on to the railings of the Houses of Parliament.
 
The focus of the #occupydemocracy demonstration has now moved directly in front of the Houses of[...]

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#OccupyDemocracy – Former Deputy Chair of Lib Dems arrested; occupation with full programme continues

Donnachadh McCarthy, author of ‘The Prostitute State’, former Deputy Chair of the Lib Dems and supporter of Occupy, was arrested last night at the protests at Parliament Square. [1] The arrest happened when more than 200 #occupydemocracy demonstrators descended on Parliament Square, with the aim of creating a peaceful, solutions-focused occupation to highlight the democratic[...]

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Occupy Democracy Returns to Parliament Square

Occupy Democracy returned to Parliament Square on Friday November 21. Solidarity with the Big NHS Sleep Out was followed by an attempt to welcome newcomers to Parliament Square ahead of an Occupy, consensus-based assembly where every voice counts. Peaceful people seeking an opportunity to demonstrate real democracy were faced with rows upon rows of police.[...]

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The Occupiers at Tarpaulin Square. 23rd October 2014.

I had a chat with some of the Occupiers at Tarpaulin Square. Occupy Democracy at Parliament Square and these videos are the result.
Brief Update

0203hours BST: Chat with Rosie of Reclaim The Power

0300hours BST: Chat with Shah and Nina. Stop the War Coalition and Counterfire. Young people fighting for the environment and social[...]

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Monty Python at TarpaulinSquare 25th October 2014.

We join Occupy Democracy at Parliament Square 04440 hours BST. 25th October 2014. The Ninth Day of the Occupy Parliament Square. renamed Tarpaulin Square.
People have just been woken up after a police shift change. Apologies for the hoarse voice.
Remember that we were in Parliament Square for NINE days. The byelaws being used against[...]

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#occupydemocracy: The Return to Parliament Square

Get involved this Friday (21 November) from 6pm, as #occupydemocracy returns to Parliament Square for a long weekend. We will also be supporting the 24-hour Save The NHS vigil in the Square, which starts on Thursday at 7pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1399914726928640/. 
We’re coming together because we want genuine democracy – free from corporate influence – a[...]

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Occupy Bath and the Re-Imagining of Democracy in Parliament Square

Crossposted from StandingStone’s Blog.
Occupy Bath and the Re-Imagining of Democracy in Parliament Square
Just over three weeks ago, several Bath Occupiers headed over to London with the TUC wagon to be a part of something pretty massive. Not only was there to be an 80,000-strong march on Hyde Park to add ourselves to, but,[...]

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Police Harrassment at Parliament Square: Encounters with Inspector 184949

Psychotic Inspector MetPolice Harrassing Occupy Parliament Square.
Original Video Part 1. http://bambuser.com/v/5021071
Date Time Group: 24/11/2014 02:05BST
First Encounter with Inspector Two Pips 184949. Asks me whether I believe he would be intimidated by my actions.
Name badge upside down, he later places it right way up.
Claims that a person in the camp works[...]

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#OccupyDemocracy: The return to Parliament Square to build campaign for “Real Democracy Now!”

PRESS RELEASE 11.11.14

 
#occupydemocracy protesters in court; 21 Nov re-occupation of Parliament Sq; Putney Debates continue

 
The fight to reclaim democracy in the UK looks set to escalate as #OccupyDemocracy protesters today called upon supporters of democracy to join them as they re-occupy Parliament Square at 6pm on Friday 21 November for a long weekend.[...]

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