The demonstration is part of a global movement, urging politicians to listen to people and not to bankers. It was inspired by the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ demonstrations in New York, which started four weeks ago. Around 2,000 to 3,000 people took part in the London protest on Saturday, according to BBC, 17th Oct 2011
The protest is giving every sign of preparing to become a permanent fixture. Activists are seeking to maintain good relations with officials at St Paul’s cathedral, in whose shadow they have pitched their tents. (see more info and videos here)
There are a lot of different backgrounds and experiences there – a lot of good people who do not understand the system which has caused all the problems.
If you are in London, you can help to spread the word about the fundamental systemic flaw in our banking system that not many people understand – the way that money is created, by private banks when they make loans. Here you can with basic information, print few copies and hand them out to people in the protest camp: