Occupy Cardiff de-camped

Posted on December 19, 2011

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On Saturday 17 December, after a month long camp, Occupy Cardiff took down their tents and left the ground outside Transport House.

It was decided at one of the camp’s regular general assemblies, on 14 December, to shut down the camp.

Around 20 people helped take down the camp and clear the grass in front of Transport House, on Cathedral Road.

In a statement released on Thursday the group said “The group plan to continue organising for action throughout the winter and are considering a host of peaceful protest tactics to continue to raise awareness of and build alternatives to this corrupt and unfair system.”

They also thanked Unite, who have been very friendly hosts to the camp, as well as the Archbishop of Wales for his offer of sanctuary as well as all the people that have supported the camp during its existence “for their fantastic show of generosity and solidarity.”

Bad weather was not the only reason for decamping, the camp has survived a few wind storms since it was started.

After dismantling the camp the group went into the city centre and staged small occupations in Santander, HSBC, Vodafone and Topshop.

They group had this message about the future of Occupy Cardiff: “It is important to note that this is not the end of Occupy Cardiff. As a movement, we strive for raising peoples awareness about this system which promotes social and economic inequality, and we plan to continue to do this. This is just the beginning. Expect us!”

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