Wall Street domino effect hitting Britain
As the Arab Spring gradually reaches Britain, its domino effect will inevitably prevail in a Europe grappling with protests over government incompetence and deteriorating economies, a political analyst tells Press TV.
According to Ismail Salami, the popular urge for social reforms and poverty elimination will soon be mixed with other demands which have been, for all intents and purposes, ignored.
Reports say that 'Occupy London', a group inspired by the American uprising and mostly comprised of activists, will pitch tents in London's financial district starting Oct. 15 in a symbolic move to protest the social inequalities, iniquities and injustice rife in the country.
The protesters are also planning occupations in Worcester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, and Bristol.
Salami says that the “Wall Street protests which were initially blacked out by the mainstream media and the top US echelons” have had an impact on upcoming events in Europe.
The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests began on Wall Street, New York on September 17.
Protesters say they are demonstrating against high unemployment, home foreclosures, and 2008 corporate bailouts among other things, while mainly raising objection to 'corporate greed.'
Salami believes that by its “futile attempt to curb the paralyzing power of the will of the people, Britain has only lent more strength and vigor to it, paving the way for more social unrest.”
Awakening is in the offing in Britain and it will spread to the rest of Europe, he commented.
Kai Wargalla, the creator of the Occupy London group on Facebook, says "this movement aims to unite the United Kingdom's far-flung activist communities in addressing the inequality of the financial system."
"This is the start of a collective, democratic, non-violent movement to resist and say in a loud and clear voice, enough is enough," he writes on the Occupy London website, adding that they have been inspired by movements across the world such as Spain, Greece, Italy, the Middle East and Chile.