- Published: Friday, 21 October 2011 16:00
- Written by Jonathan Walker
From this week\'s Birmingham Post. Protests against corporate greed and inequality have spread from Wall Street to Britain and across the globe. I asked demonstrators in London\'s financial district what they hoped to achieve.
Johnny spent last night sleeping under a pile of cardboard. He doesn\'t have a tent, but he doesn\'t regret making the journey from Staffordshire to soak up the \"festival atmosphere\" and protest against the billions poured into failing banks.
Aaron\'s also making do without a tent - after somebody stole his belongings on the train from Coventry to London. Luckily, he\'s already made friends among the protesters camped outside St Paul\'s Cathedral in the heart of London, and they\'ve offered to let him share theirs.
Both young men are among the hundreds taking part in protests in London\'s financial district, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street events in the United States.