Workers of the London Financial District on a rather different Monday morning with the OccupyLSX camp at their doorstep
Occupation of the London Stock Exchange or thereabouts, Day 3. Some workers of the City came out to interact with the protesters. Communication always was the aim of the campsite dwellers, to be able to express their frustration at a system of inequality and injustice. They spoke in words, in music, in placards and in peaceful creativity.
The Occupation campsite is getting bigger and more complex, with more equipment, more food, more tents, and more activities. Workshops are taking place on different subjects, an open and free University is being set up for skills exchange, lectures and sharing knowledge.
Working groups report to General Assemblies, under the slogan “This is what Real Democracy looks like”. Most conflict is solved by nonviolent negotiation, whether with the police or between campers. Nobody has a real experience of Democracy, at least not at the level of the political process, so everybody is learning together, by doing.
And the visitors from the City come to look at all this, read the placards and listen to the discussions, perhaps wondering if this new and fresh movement may have some answers for the problems of a system that is imploding and for which they no longer have any.
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