People in Belfast can come together for a common purpose
ANTI-CAPITALIST protestors at a camp opposite St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast yesterday vowed to continue their protest come “rain or no rain”. They have been camping out in Writer’s Square, in the Cathedral Quarter since last Friday (Oct 21).
The Occupy Belfast group — following in the footsteps of anti-capitalist movements Occupy Wall Street and Occupy London — say they have received messages of support from similar groups in England, Spain, Australia and the USA. The messages, received through Facebook and Livestream, have encouraged the group to continue with their protest in Writer’s Square, in the Cathedral Quarter.
“We’re used to Belfast being divided into orange and green,” Mr Carroll said, “but no matter what community you’re from, we’re all affected by this.
“Occupy Belfast shows the world that people in Belfast can come together for a common purpose.”
**** These are some of the points from a recent article from the BELFAST NEWSLETTER (Tuesday 25 October)
mirrorred on their blog: http://occupybelfast.blogspot.com/2011/10/newsletter-ar....html
**** CAMP CALLOUT:
**** Update from the Belfast City General Assembly:
Tonight [26/10/2011] the Belfast City General Assembly occupying Writer’s Square agreed the following:
1. Carnival of Resistance – Saturday 29th October 14:00 – 17:00
Attractions: Clowns, Jugglers, Face painting, Bouncy Castle, Poetry, Football match and Bands – All musicians are welcome!
Leaflets for North, East, South and West available at the Writer’s Square camp.
2. Writing a letter of solidarity to Occupy Canada.
3. Updates have been made to the Twitter, Facebook, Blog and Website – To be released soon.
Move to get personal stories and interviews on YouTube.
4. Backing Robin Hood Tax protest on Saturday without losing focus on Occupy Belfast. (Critically supporting but believe it doesn’t go far enough)
5. Enhancing camp facilities.
6. General Assembly rescheduled for 7:00pm every evening.
Reported in North/South Belfast News, Irish News and Newsletter.
Up and coming reports from ANU, Radio Fáilte and NVT – Any volunteers are welcome. Irish Speakers are welcome for Radio Fáilte.
Seeking people to speak on BBC about Social Justice.
Approaching The Stephen Nolan Show.
Getting out to speak to people on the street. Leafleting City Hall at 7-8am and City Centre at 4-5pm.
9. Alternative to MTV Europe Music Awards at Writer’s Square on November 6th. Proposal to find location for “People’s Europe Music Awards”.
10. International Update every night in solidarity with the Global Occupy Movement. (In solidarity with Occupy Oakland).
11. Proposed march next Saturday to be discussed. Police to be informed.
**** OTHER LINKS:
Occupy Belfast on FACEBOOK
#OccupyBelfast on TWITTER