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Published on November 20th, 2011 | by Joe Hinds
Image © [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="276" caption="Occupy London Protesters Inside The Abandoned UBS Building © Peter Walker"][/caption] Occupy London Protesters have taken over an empty UBS bank in Hackney near Liverpool Street Station just days after being ordered, unsuccessfully, to leave St Paul's Cathedral. Occupy have so far announced that they intend to create a "bank of ideas" at the new headquarters tomorrow and open the disused offices to "those who have lost their nurseries, community centres and youth clubs due to savage Government spending cuts" and intend to open the building to the public this saturday with presentations, comedy and talks from Palestinian Activists. Occupy gained control of the building last night after 12 activists from the St Paul's Protest gained access to the building, which has been disused for several years, and made it secure; something that Occupy London believes have given them a legal claim on the space for the time being due to current squatters' rights laws. They have issued the following statements in defence of their actions: "Whilst over 9,000 families were kicked out of their homes in the last three months for failing to keep up mortgage payments – mostly due to the recession caused by the banks – UBS and others financial giants are sitting on massive abandoned properties. As banks repossess families’ homes, empty bank property needs to be repossessed by the public. Yesterday we learned that the Government has failed to create public value out of banking failure. We can do better. We hope this is the first in a wave of ‘public repossessions’ of property belonging to the companies that crashed the global economy.” There has so far been no official reaction from UBS as of yet whilst this, for the moment, should be of no concern of the police until UBS make an official complaint to them. These peaceful protest scenes seen today contrast from the violent removal of US Occupy Wall Street Protesters by the police yesterday  after their day of action.

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Occupy London’s ‘Public Repossession’ Of UBS Bank

Occupy London Protesters Inside The Abandoned UBS Building © Peter Walker

Occupy London Protesters have taken over an empty UBS bank in Hackney near Liverpool Street Station just days after being ordered, unsuccessfully, to leave St Paul’s Cathedral. Occupy have so far announced that they intend to create a “bank of ideas” at the new headquarters tomorrow and open the disused offices to “those who have lost their nurseries, community centres and youth clubs due to savage Government spending cuts” and intend to open the building to the public this saturday with presentations, comedy and talks from Palestinian Activists.

Occupy gained control of the building last night after 12 activists from the St Paul’s Protest gained access to the building, which has been disused for several years, and made it secure; something that Occupy London believes have given them a legal claim on the space for the time being due to current squatters’ rights laws. They have issued the following statements in defence of their actions:

“Whilst over 9,000 families were kicked out of their homes in the last three months for failing to keep up mortgage payments – mostly due to the recession caused by the banks – UBS and others financial giants are sitting on massive abandoned properties.

As banks repossess families’ homes, empty bank property needs to be repossessed by the public. Yesterday we learned that the Government has failed to create public value out of banking failure. We can do better. We hope this is the first in a wave of ‘public repossessions’ of property belonging to the companies that crashed the global economy.”

There has so far been no official reaction from UBS as of yet whilst this, for the moment, should be of no concern of the police until UBS make an official complaint to them. These peaceful protest scenes seen today contrast from the violent removal of US Occupy Wall Street Protesters by the police yesterday  after their day of action.

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    This was quite evident; people had to take some actions as the situation started going beyond their hands couple of months ago. Not sure if this is the right move; however, it's good to do something instead of sitting idle.

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