Protest group, Occupy London, protested in the capital today (Fri) against the 'criminal behaviour' of mining and extraction corporations across the world, with talks from various speakers and a march in the City of London.
The day's events were a response to the arrest of 21 occupiers for a banner drop highlighting corporate greed at the offices of the FTSE’s highest paid CEO in November 2011 – Xstrata’s Mick Davis. Joining with activist groups from around the globe including the London Mining Network, Reclaim the Streets, UK Uncut, Uk Tar Sands Network, and Climate Camp. The 'coalition vows to challenge the complicity of western countries in corporate abuses in the majority world'.
Around 200 people gathered at St Paul's Cathedral this morning to commemorate those who have been killed by the corporations, and in the fight against them.
The afternoon will saw a picnic where those attending could provide personal accounts of the destructive industries, and several speakers including human rights activists, journalists, scientists and legal experts addressed the attendees.
Following the day's more serious events, a party has been organised in the evening. Meeting at Embankment at 6pm, Occupy along with 'Reclaim The Streets' will celebrate their worldwide success, despite recent developments including the eviction of the Finsbury Square camp in central London.
[Photographs via @OccupyLondon]