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Occupy Liverpool a photographers report - October 2011

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Occupy Liverpool a photographers report - October 2011

Occupy Liverpool. A non-violent assembly and protest at Barclays Bank, Lord Street, Liverpool, England, UK on Saturday 15th October 2011in solidarity with protests in London, Rome, Madrid, and New York. At the same time as our protest, thousands of people continued to occupy Wall Street and hundreds of other cities from Paris and Madrid to Buenos Aires and Caracas who were staging actions and occupations together for a global day of action.

A group of 50 plus people marched through Liverpool city centre at lunchtime to assembly outside and inside a branch of Barclays Bank to protest in solidarity against the ongoing economic banking crisis and Government enforced cut backs to public services and social security. 20 protestors staged a protest inside, while numbers of activists and members of the general public grew outside to about 250 at its peak. The event was peaceful and the protestors left at 3pm to cheers and celebrations from the large crowds.

Many people held 99% banners and signs, in reference to the 99% of people the Occupy movement says have paid a dear price so that 1% could become the wealthest people in the world. It was a real fun afternoon out and got loads of support from the general public.

I am a freelance Liverpool based photographer and I have a selection of images from this protest here via the jump Occupy Liverpool on my Flickr.

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