Friday, 16 December 2011

Occupy Leeds Protest

THE St Paul’s-style Occupy Leeds ­anti-capitalism camp doesn’t occupy very much of the city.
Only a few square yards of City Square – a glorified traffic island outside the railway station.

Surrounded by statues of famous Loiners and the bare-breasted bronze nymphs who outraged Victorian public opinion, it’s a struggle to proclaim the gospel despite youth unemployment soaring to record heights.
Give ’em a chance. They’ve only been there a week, and don’t attract the publicity of the St Paul’s camp, not least as you risk life and limb getting to their tents pitched on chilly marble slabs.

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