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> Should Council Evict Occupy Glasgow?, Legal stand-off in George Square
Jupiter
post 3rd Nov 2011, 11:59am
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They will probably be aware that the police here have borrowed three watercannon from NIpolice.
Seen yesterday leaving the boat at Stranraer heading up the A77.
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post 3rd Nov 2011, 12:00pm
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 2nd Nov 2011, 04:27pm) *
I think I covered that point.

Sorry THH, i must have missed it.
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post 3rd Nov 2011, 01:59pm
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I feel sorry for all those young people out there in the cold in George's Square. Too often we say that young people don't care about anything and then when we do we are not very nice to them.
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post 3rd Nov 2011, 07:52pm
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cameron canada, you lost for words, man whats happend to canuks?
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post 3rd Nov 2011, 07:58pm
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Oh well.... at least the protestors made their point and have got loads of news and press coverage for their cause.... they fought a decent fight all things considered. I wonder how much the cooncil spent on getting them to move? Could it not have been done without going to the courts??

Next time I visit the Kelvingrove which will be before the end of the month I will make sure I take them a box of tea bags and some bicuits!!
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post 4th Nov 2011, 03:28am
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Sotsman, I'm glad to see this resolved peacefully as it's not the time of year for violence in George Square or anywhere else for that matter. So well done to both parties.

If it came to it though I am quite sure the council's actions would have led to a night-time eviction by force just to silence a peaceful protest.
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post 4th Nov 2011, 05:18am
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Praise where it's due for the council, they set up floodlights, fresh water and toilets for the protestors. Thing is though, couldn't they have done all this sooner without resorting to court action?
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post 4th Nov 2011, 08:12am
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QUOTE (Scotsman @ 3rd Nov 2011, 07:24pm) *
... Next time I visit the Kelvingrove which will be before the end of the month I will make sure I take them a box of tea bags and some bicuits!!

Very nice show of support Scotsman. Bit late in the day though intit?
Go on, fill a flask wi' coffee and a wee bit o' rum in it and pop round now.
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post 5th Nov 2011, 12:28pm
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Glasgow City Council proceeded with its action at the Sheriff Court on Thursday, obtaining a warrant to eject protesters from the site no sooner than midnight on Sunday. While it is understood that most of the protesters will relocate to a site in Kelvingrove Park before then, some of the Occupy Glasgow group – unhappy at being coerced into a decision to end their peaceful protest in George Square – intend to stay.

The council has indicated that any protesters remaining in the square beyond the court deadline will be removed by the council.

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post 5th Nov 2011, 12:53pm
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Maybe on this memorable day a wee bonfire would be in order to help keep those stoic people warm out there. It's a pity though that the very Anon protestors masks are raking in a nice wee bit for one of capitalism's greatest protaginists, namely Time Warner.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/20...P=ILCNETTXT6921

Still, in honour of the only man to have entered the Houses of Parliament with honest intentions. Spare a thought today for the original protestor:

Guy Fawkes
1570 Born 13th April, Stonegate, York.

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1606 Died 31st January Executed in the Garden of St. Paul's Cathedral / Old Palace Yard, Westminster.


Support the 99%

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We Are the 99 Percent


Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.

Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?

http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

I remember the Hell's Angels used to be called the 1%'ers maybe that's what this 1 percent should be known as. cool.gif


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post 5th Nov 2011, 04:26pm
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HI; been reading all the very interesting comments on the occupation
of protesters in George Square; What's happened to The Canuk's,,,???
We are here in Toronto but we have occupied 'a park' in downtown and
so far nobody has been thrown out except yesterday one young guy
was taken away in an ambulance from a 'drug-overdose'(heroin),,,,
what does that tell ya,,,???
While I am in full support of the protesters since we live in a democratic
society,it's about time we took a stand against 'corporate-greed',,,,
having a front row seat watching the start of 'Occupy Wall Street' and
how not 'ONE' of those greedy bankers has gone to jail,they are all in
the same class as 'Madoff' and they made a prime example of him,but
the people he stole from were already wealthy,not your average joe
working man who lost house,job,etc when the banks went under then
the 'party of the people' bailed them out but left 'poor joe' out in a tent
in the park,,,,
My family work for the big corporations who have CEO's giving them-
selves 'millions' in bonus's every year while the workers who make
this money for them to take in the first place,have to go on strike to
get a decent standard of living wage,,it's time we all took a stand
against 'Huge Corporate Greed',,,
We had some 'socialist -city-council' members living in subsidized
housing while collecting their big salaries with all the tax benefits,
they soon moved when they were exposed in the local newspaper,
so it's not just the bankers,it takes all kinds of 'greed',,this is 'One
Canuck' who takes a stand in protest,,,,


I hope the protesters move to the 'Kelvingrove Park' peacefully,here in
Toronto parks they have portable-potties,water,food deliveries,medical
aid,etc,etc,so they are in for the long haul,,,,
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post 6th Nov 2011, 09:51am
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Janeyteegee,

Couldn't give a stuff about Occupy this or that protesters but must protest about your choice of avatar !

From memory, that is Stratson's avatar on GG and must forever stay so, so please change it !

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post 6th Nov 2011, 10:40am
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(quote name='TeeHeeHee' date='5th Nov 2011, 12:19pm' post='3559680']
... It's a pity though that the very Anon protestors masks are raking in a nice wee bit for one of capitalism's greatest protaginists, namely Time Warner.

Then I found this snippet.

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The terrible irony is that the mask is a paid-for product, owned by a major corporation.

Time Warner owns the rights to the masks and with every mask sold more money is deposited into that corporation's bank account.

The movement is working its way around that with replica masks.

According to CNN, replicas are now being mass produced in Asia.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20...l#ixzz1cuyuFA3v


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Dave Grieve
post 6th Nov 2011, 11:31am
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Greed is the second oldest profession, and I fear the protestors only outlook is going to hospital with Pneumonia.
Sure they may score a small success here and there but in the long term its just a waste of time and effort.
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post 6th Nov 2011, 11:52am
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QUOTE (Dave Grieve @ 6th Nov 2011, 10:57am) *
... in the long term its just a waste of time and effort.

Not really sure I can agree with that Dave.
If you bring something to someone's attention then at least you've done your bit and that's worth the effort at least. Of course, what happens after that may prove your point ... or not. wink.gif


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