They’ve taken up residency outside St Paul’s, in a disused UBS building, in Finsbury Park and most recently on Leyton Marshes and now Occupy London have announced plans to take over the tube.
The Occupy movement started over in New York and quickly trickled over into Europe with those concerned about the world’s financial situation and corporate greed setting up protest camps and events over the past six months or so.
Now Occupy London are set to take their protests to the tube on 1st May. The news came when the group took to their website release a post stating, ‘As May Day is a day for all workers, Occupy supporters are planning ‘Occupy the tube’, a fun and inspiring event’. They went on to say that it will be, ‘starting on Tuesday morning in the centre of the City of London. All will be revealed that morning but look out for white flowers’.
There aren’t any real details about what will go down at the moment other than those wanting to join are being asked to meet at Finsbury Square at 7am or at Liverpool Street at 8am.
We imagine they’re planning something for rush hour which really begs the question, will they even fit onto the tubes and even if they do what really is the point in disrupting everyone’s journeys and no doubt causing delays to services? We guess we’ll just have to withhold judgment until we’ve heard more.