(November 30th, 2011) During the strike march in central London, some protesters tried to occupy the offices of mining company Xstrata in protest at the company CEO's pay.
Around 200 protesters reportedly marched down Panton Street in London's Haymarket area, where some protesters then broke into Panton House and got onto the roof. Video footage captured the moment when about 60 protesters stormed the building, cheering and encouraging each other to follow into Panton House. Occupy London has issued a statement saying that they chose to go into Panton House, the offices of mining company Xstrata, "to highlight the fact that CEO Mick Davies was the highest compensated CEO of all the FTSE 100 companies in the last year, when his companies had losses and the economy collapsed".
Police followed protesters onto the roof of Panton House and escorted many of them down and out of the building. Officers stood guard outside the building to prevent protesters causing any more disruption. They organised a cordon around the area of Panton Street, kettling hundreds of protesters. More than 20 demonstrators were arrested in the Haymarket area. The raid took place on the same day as thousands of public sector workers marched through London as part of a national day of protest against government plans to change their pensions.
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By: the demon
In: Regional News
Tags: protest, london, panton house, office, arrests, police, demonstration, occupy london, strike, invasion, invade, news, UK, GB, Britain
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