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Photos from 1983 ‘stop the city’ demo London

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Stop The City was organized by London Greenpeace. I went to a planning meeting, in a squat in Islington, think. There were lots of very serious types there. The actual demo involved lots of hanging around, smoking cigarettes and drinking tea, interspersed with brief bursts of running about and wondering (in those pre-cellphone days) if something else might be happening somewhere else in the City. Every once in a while you saw a group of demonstrators running around with flags and banners, being chased by confused plods. Anyway, I managed to get some photos.

Stop The City was organized by London Greenpeace. I went to a planning meeting, in a squat in Islington, think. There were lots of very serious types there. The actual demo involved lots of hanging around, smoking cigarettes and drinking tea, interspersed with brief bursts of running about and wondering (in those pre-cellphone days) if something else might be happening somewhere else in the City. Every once in a while you saw a group of demonstrators running around with flags and banners, being chased by confused plods. Anyway, I managed to get some photos.

From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/musaeum/342814723/

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The Stop the City demonstrations of 1983 and 1984 were described as a ‘Carnival Against War, Oppression and Destruction’, in other words protests against the military-financial complex. These demonstrations can be seen as the forerunner of the anti-globalisation protests of the 1990s, especially those in London on May Day and the Carnival against Capitalism on 18 June 1999. They were partially inspired by the actions of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.

Activities that formed part of these events were separate day-long street blockades of the financial district (‘The City’) of London – which supporters of the protest argued are a major centre for profiteering, and consequently a root cause of many of the world’s problems. One blockade involved 3,000 people, which succeeded in causing a £100 million shortfall on the day according to The Times.

From Wikipedia

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"The Stop the City demonstrations of 1983 and 1984 were described as a 'Carnival Against War, Oppression and Destruction', in other words protests against military-financial complex. These demonstrations can be seen as the forerunner of the anti-globalisation protests of the 1990s, especially those in London on May Day and the Carnival against Capitalism on 18 June 1999." - wikipedia

"The Stop the City demonstrations of 1983 and 1984 were described as a 'Carnival Against War, Oppression and Destruction', in other words protests against military-financial complex. These demonstrations can be seen as the forerunner of the anti-globalisation protests of the 1990s, especially those in London on May Day and the Carnival against Capitalism on 18 June 1999." - wikipedia

From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/musaeum/sets/72157594454732283/

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Temporarily cornered.

Temporarily cornered.

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A nice cup of tea.

A nice cup of tea.

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6End of the day – outside a tube station.

Written by morris

March 31, 2009 at 8:54 am

Posted in anarchists, Anarchy, bankster, G20

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