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Some delegates disagreed with the intervention
Some got very angry
Attempts made to cool things down
Security man who claims to have dismissed the police
Policeman hides identity - says "his mum doesn't know he's a copper!"
Key speeches made the point that far from being a “democratic” and horizontal forum, it was in fact hijacked by Ken Livingstone who “bought the ESF with a £400,000 donation and the promise of free travel for delegates.”
And as ESF speakers talk on how to make the world a better place to live, the poor, who must pay a £30 entrance are, as ever, excluded..
Babel interpreters claimed many of their volunteers were refused entry to the UK by authorities, others claimed that the autonomous spaces and free accomodations - such as Ramparts - were constantly monitored, harrassed and photographed by police.
Reports are coming in that police are harrassing people as they leave the venue. On the positive side, when they came to break up the occupation, security staff told them they weren’t welcome, and claim to have signed a declaration that they had the matter under control.
There were no reported arrests or injuries involving police inside the hall.