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Occupy Nottingham

Starting from around 3pm today, Nottingham’s Market Square has been occupied by a gathering of people aiming “to show that we will no longer tolerate the corporate greed and Government corruption that threatens our way of life and everything we work for”.

The occupation is a part of, and in solidarity with, the hundreds of other occupations taking place in 82 countries on 15th October. The occupiers have been enjoying coming together in the sunshine, tents have been set up and a megaphone is being passed around to communicate their frustrations with the system.

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Occupy Nottingham

Read the full report on Nottingham Indymedia.

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