Occupy LSX: London’s revolting campers
PHOTO ESSAY: Patrick Hayes reports from the recycling-obsessed, ideas-lite ‘tent city’ by St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Occupy London movement, which was inspired by Occupy Wall Street, has been camping outside St Paul’s Cathedral for nine days and has now spread to nearby Finsbury Square, too.
But what do these allegedly radical campers want? Are they a properly independent movement or simply the militant wing of mainstream downbeat thinking? And will they be plonked in these public squares forever? Armed with his camera, Patrick Hayes went to find out.
Patrick Hayes is a reporter for spiked. He is producing the debate The rise of the clicktivists: will the revolution be digitised? at the Battle of Ideas festival on October 30.