We called down to the Occupy Belfast rally on Saturday outside the old Bank of Ireland building in the city centre. The Occupy protesters managed to get inside the building a week ago and it's fitting that it is an old bank building and significant that it has been allowed to lie derelict for years when so many people are being evicted from their homes.
It is hoped that the gorgeous art deco space will be used for emergency housing for those who need it as well as a space for teachings and sharing of ideas. People are currently going about cleaning up the building and are hoping to get the running water. Tellingly the only damage so far has been caused by police who broke windows and doors despite having no legal right to evict the protesters.
Check out this video filmed on day two of the occpation. And why not 'like' Occupy Belfast on facebook; they're looking for equipment to set up a working kitchen so if you have anything lying around that might be of use then why not bring it down to the protesters camping out at Writer's Square.
Workers of the world, unite!