Photographs from Yorkshire and elsewhere in the wonderful country that is England
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.