Message From Democracy Village (2010)

1990-2010, Authority, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Imperialism, Occupation, Tactics of Disruption, Urban Spaces

In 2010, anti-Afghanistan War activists turned Parliament Square in London into a protest camp, renaming the square “Democracy Village.” Over the course of the occupation, between May 1st and July 20th, other groups joined, including climate change activists, pro-democracy campaigners, anarchists, the homeless, and more. This piece came from the anti-war activists. They described what they were fighting for as well as the importance of taking direct action to resist injustice and tackle the problems that plague society.