Occupy London against corporate Olympics


This video from Britain is called Campaign to save Leyton Marsh.

From daily The Morning Star in London, England:

Protesters look to save Leyton Marsh from London Olympics

Thursday 29 March 2012

A spin-off Occupy London group has set up camp at the site of a would-be Olympic venue just weeks after being forced from St Paul’s Square by riot police and bailiffs.

They were called in by local campaigners Save Leyton Marsh last week, which opposes Leyton Marsh in east London being used as a basketball training centre.

Local residents had been outraged at losing their public green space to private developers, with resident Vicky Sholund calling the Olympics “disastrous for the East End.”

The protest camp, situated behind the Lee Valley Ice Centre, has brought construction work to a standstill, while events planned include protests against Olympic sponsor Dow Chemical over its role in the Bhopal disaster, a torch relay from Glasgow to mark the Poverty Games and a Don’t Be Harsh, Save The Marsh rally.

Activist Kerry-Anne Mendoza predicted the Olympic protests would be “more mobile” than the headline-grabbing anti-capitalism camp at St Paul’s.

“It will be a mass protest aimed to disrupt and give light to issues we see as critical for our country.”

Occupy London October 2014 update: here. And here.

4 thoughts on “Occupy London against corporate Olympics

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  3. The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow

    This collective of singers, songwriters and a socialist magician was formed out of the Occupy struggle against austerity.

    It includes Roy Bailey, Grace Petrie, Reem Kalani, Leon Rosselson, Ian Saville and Peggy Seeger. They have just released an album and are performing in Walthamstow, east London, and Cardiff before Christmas.

    Go to http://anticapitalistroadshow.co.uk for more details.

    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=30181

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