Unimpressed

berndt2

Joined July 2007

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Two parties subtly square off during a brief ‘moment’ at Occupy London (Occupy LSX) outside St Paul’s. Photo taken 18th October 2011.

And I know, I know, selective desaturation is sometimes the last refuge of the desperate (!) – but I think it’s best used here to show the two opposing points of view most clearly. I call them “opposing points of view” because what we’re seeing is never really The Rich vs The Poor or The 99% vs The 1%. Clearly the police are NOT part of the 1% but have somehow (though not mysteriously) been roped into effectively protecting the interests of the 1% , who continue to go about their daily business clearly unaffected.

That said, the Police presence on the two occasions I’ve been there has ranged from ominously hovering at the fringe, to vaguely disinterested, to basically good-natured. It’s hard to tell, but I guess we know which side can make a call for riot gear and tear gas if they (or whoever) feels it’s appropriate!

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