UKuncut's Liam Taylor, a teacher from Tower Hamlets, led a small posse of protesters around some of the banks and businesses on Canary Wharf today in what is an ongoing series of protests by the group against cuts and tax avoidance.
UKUncut's Liam Taylor, a teacher from Tower Hamlets, led a small posse of protestors around some of the Banks & businesses on Canary Wharf. Bank of America, HSBC, Barclays, Citigroup, KPMG, Lehman Brothers and Wells Fargo were all visited, but all doors were found to be locked, with added security guards also in situ.
Mr.Taylor gave a small speech outside each venue, not just about the targeted businesses misdemeanors, but also a brief history of the actual building. I couldn't help but laugh as the group walked towards the citi group building through the suits chanting, "when I say bankers, we say wankers, bankers, wankers, bankers, wankers". The faces on the suits swanning around Canary Wharf were predominantly expressions of bemusement, the odd one or two being openly hostile, but some folk on their way home actually applauded and seemed to agree with the protests.
The group finished the peaceful protest by holding hands in a circle outside Canary Wharf tube station singing a re-worded version of Auld Lang Syne, followed by We Wish You A Merry Tax Year (Now Pay Some Next Year).