Demonstrators from Occupy London handed out flowers to commuters at Liverpool Street station as part of a peaceful May Day protest.
Anti-capitalist activists from Occupy London gathered at Finsbury Square this morning before marching to Liverpool Street station as part of their May Day Protest.
The protest, dubbed Occupy the Underground saw the demonstrators carrying a tent full of helium balloons to the station where they intended to float it into the sky.
Other Occupy activists handed out flowers tagged with messages to commuters as they hurried through the station to work.
The atmosphere was peaceful with cheerful banter between the protesters and the many police. Outside the station, adjacent to a McDonalds outlet, a small drum circle formed and various masked activists took turns in holding a banner reading "A Line of Tents Guards Our Future. Occupy".
The protesters intend later to join a march from Clerkenwell Square to Trafalgar Square and later to demonstrate against Workfare in the west end. They accuse Workfare of exploiting vulnerable unemployed people for the profits of participating companies.