Search

Second Occupy camp in Islington swiftly moved on

11:03 15 July 2012

Cllr Paul Convery

Cllr Paul Convery

Archant

Around 18 tent pitches and other equipment belonging to inequality campaign group the Occupy movement appeared in Rosemary Gardens, off Downham Road, Islington, overnight on June 26.

Council officers, police and dogs gathered to move the group on, and the gardens were clear by the end of the following day.

Officers said some of the occupiers looked familiar and it is thought they came from the Finsbury Square site to Shoreditch Park in Hackney, then to Rosemary Gardens

Cllr Paul Convery, executive member of community safety, said: “We were very relaxed about this, it wasn’t a big deal. Apart from a bit of rubbish and some scorch marks where barbecues had been, they didn’t get dug in and weren’t able to cause much damage.”

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:10
Students of City of London Academy Islington celebrating their GCSE results

Pupils in Islington bettered the national and inner London average GSCE grades, new figures reveal.

Yesterday, 15:13
Soloman Nicholson

An epileptic Highbury man who has been undergoing chemotherapy has been missing since Monday.

Yesterday, 12:32
Bar at new DoubleTree Hilton in Pentonville Road

DoubleTree Hilton hotels have planted their 10,00th European suite in the heart of Islington.

Yesterday, 11:48
The teenager killed in the collision was from Islington, police say

Rising Arsenal and England star Kaylen Hinds led tributes to a “lovely” Islington teenager killed in a moped collision.

Most read news

Mobile phone footage could hold crucial evidence about what happened.

Scientists have found that cooking with olive oil is better than cooking with many of the seed oils.

Dozens of yellow flowers have been left in her honour at Hanwell clock tower as a mark of respect.

This feel-good clip is well worth a watch.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition