Occupy Edinburgh marks anniversary
Occupy Edinburgh have advised us about their occupation of St Andrew Square yesterday to mark the one year anniversary of their protests started in October last year, and provided us with these photos.
They say that their mission in taking up a place in the square again following their camp there last year was to show that ‘Another World Is Possible’.
According to organisers, hundreds of supporters turned out to celebrate the first anniversary of Occupy Edinburgh in a show of unity and support. The square was filled with stalls from social and environmental justice organisations and charities.
There were also theatrical performances and live music from inside a large mock up TV.
Occupy Edinburgh camped out in the square as part of the worldwide Occupy movement last year until they agreed to move out on 25 January 2012 following a court action raised by Essential Edinburgh who manage the square to evict them. The Occupy movement attempts to highlight the social and economic injustices in the world, particularly fields such as banking where large bonuses are paid to executives. Tented villages were set up in most major cities, starting with New York and spreading to London where a camp was set up outside St Paul’s cathedral.