At 12 O'clock around 1000 people have gathered on the steps outside St Pauls Cathedral, with a mobile sound system keeping the atmosphere going. An aray of anti-cuts plackards and banners are on show with the capitals media clicking away. Mounted police are in the area outside the Stock Exchange. At Paternoster square there are posters up in the advertising mounts stating that the square is private property and that the square is closed. There are also copies of a high court injunction taped around the area prohibiting anyone from occupying. #occupylondon
[12.30] The soundsystem has been pushed towards Paternoster Square where the police have re-enforced their line preventing any occupation of the square. Mounted police are being brought in along this line and the media are going crazy as some pushing and shoving starts on the front line. The crowd is chanting "We are the 99% - let us in", and "Fuck Fox News". Tension is starting to mount.
[12.45] Bust cards are being handed out and there are legal observers in the area.
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[13.00] The crowd have now moved from this front entrance to Paternoster Sq around the side streets to other enterances, each time blocked by the police lines. They have gone past the front of the Stock Exchange, shouting "let us in", each time attempting to push through police lines. Police dogs have been brought out, and the crowd is spcontinuing to spread around the square increasing in numbers.
[13.10] A large group started to march off towards Bank but were again blocked by a line of police across the road, who started to funnel them back to St Pauls. With Paternoster Square and London Stock Exchange surrounded by protesters (at least symbolically) and the police preventing any entrance. There is now a pause while a general Assembly meeting is taking place outside St Pauls in the sunshine.
[13.15] Messages around the world of other occupations taking place: Brisbaine, New Jersy, South Africa. A large banner is being unfurled on St Paul's steps saying "We are the 99%"
[13.20] Another group to the North of the Sqaure are being prevented from leaving the pedestrian area by police cordons, not quite a 'kettle' but restrictions on the crowds movement.
[13.35] Most people arriving all the time, nice day out in London. Road blocks are being reported around St Paul's station. Fustration is mounting at how the police are restricting peoples movement. A fit team is reported around St Paul's Alley.
[13.45] A group of 100 have taken over the roads outside St Paul's chanting "who's streets - our streets" making sure the poilice dont kettle everyone tighter and tighter on the steps.