There was a protest today, outside my office in Canary Wharf. We were told it would be an anti-capitalism and anti-government protest, and would be peaceful and harmless.
I decided to join in during my lunch break, since I agree with what they had to say (despite working in Canary Wharf). I spent about an hour with them, and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Considering the hype about this event, I was surprised to see how calm and normal it all was – very similar to most protests. There were groups of anti-capitalists, but there were also groups lobbying on behalf of other issues. I helped pamphlet for a group petitioning for asylum seekers’ rights. As an immigrant in the UK, it’s a topic close to my heart.
Another surprising observation was the number of policemen and security guards.
Check out these photos, let me know what you think. Did you participate in any of these protests across London? How did you find the atmosphere?