Riot police deployed for Wall St copycat protest in City

Mark Blunden and Justin Davenport
14 Oct 2011

Anti-capitalist protesters are threatening to storm the City tomorrow to launch an “autumn of action” against its banks.

Activists are being urged to set up camp in the Square Mile in an effort to stage a repeat of the recent anti-Wall Street protests in New York.

Hundreds of riot police are being deployed in case of trouble and key buildings, including the Stock Exchange, will be ringed by officers to prevent attempts to occupy them.

The Met and City of London police forces have launched a joint operation in an effort to ensure the protests are peaceful.

One source said: “Our aim is to minimise any disruption to Londoners and tourists who are in the area. But the groups have told us they want the protest to be peaceful so we shall see.”

One campaigner said the City and Canary Wharf had become the focus of their anger after Parliament Square became too fortified to penetrate.

The protest, called Occupy London Stock Exchange, is being organised by coalition of protest and direct action groups, including UK Uncut.

The protest echoes a similar occupation carried out in Wall Street in New York which has seen demonstrators take over a park in lower Manhattan for three weeks.

The Met and City of London Police would not discuss tactics to deal with the protesters, saying only an “appropriate police plan” was in place.

A London Stock Exchange spokesman declined to comment.

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  • Remember folks this is one of the main power centers of the World in fact its Rome’s center proxy to the entire control system aka old British Empire that never died just hid but its not British its Papist and ruled by loyal Popish Knights of Malta via the Ad Providam Papal Bull of 1312 onwards. Remember Elizabeth Mary II is a Dame of Malta as is Queen Beatrix and of course Knight of Malta King Juan Carlos controlling the City of London from Spain, him being the Holy Roman Emperor and The Protector of the Holy Sites of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Note he’s also within The Most Noble Order of the Garter. You have three sovereign powerhouses people are starting to become aware of, these are Vatican City, City of London and Washington D.C. This is where the true power lies apart from Bloodlines spread out around the World in the shadows that go back to Ptolemaic and Seleucid eras of Egypt and Greece.

    -The Unhived Mind

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