Anorak News | Hurrah For Occupy Panton House: Boring Strike Livened Up With Pointless Occupy Romp (Photos)

Hurrah For Occupy Panton House: Boring Strike Livened Up With Pointless Occupy Romp (Photos)

by | 30th, November 2011

THE Occupy Stock Exchange Movement became the UK Uncut Occupy London protest today, moving inside Panton House, a building on Panton Street, near Piccadilly Circus in central London. Riot police cleared the building of the protestors, who were almost outnumbered by media zooming in on the fun. Who wants to film strikers protesting about their boring pensions and being made to work into their dotage when you can focus on better looking younger anti-capitalists wearing masks – like real cartoon rebels – running amuck in an office block?

Panton Houses houses a Pizza Express and the offices of the mining company Xstrata, whose chief executive, Mick Davis, is the highest paid CEO of all the FTSE 100 companies in the past year, Occupy London claims.

A Scotland Yard spokesman says:

“Twenty-one arrests have been made for the unauthorised entry into Panton House for a variety of offences including burglary, aggravated trespass, criminal damage and assault on police.”

Get in there. This is better than those strikes, even if they did have some terrific banners and signs


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A metallic barrier-wall erected by British police, to prevent any demonstrators from walking towards the Houses of Parliament, is seen during an anti-cuts march in central London, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. British labor unions claim as many as two million border agency workers, teachers, garbage collectors, firefighters and other public sector staff joined a 24-hour strike, plunging air travel and many basic services into disarray. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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