Scotland squares up to the system

IssueNovember 2011
News by Sarah Young

The continued resistance to cuts and a wider protest against global economic injustice and the financial system has been expressed through occupations in Scotland’s main cities.

The occupations were initiated on 15 October, International Day of Action against Austerity and War. In Edinburgh, the St Andrew’s Square occupation is situated at the heart of Scotland’s financial centre, right next to the Bank of Scotland.

Meanwhile, Occupy Glasgow is sited in George Square. Overlooked by the town hall, this is an expansive public space in the heart of the city, long associated with civic action and political protest.

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