Around 20 (i would say there was 12 of us inside!!) campaigners from the Stop the War Coalition (SOAS StW society) walked (actually we stormed) into the lobby of the central London building with a large banner proclaiming Hands off Gaza (the only banner we could find!).
They were removed by police before continuing a noisy protest outside, during which some of them set fire to their television licences.
Monday, 26 January 2009
We occupied the BBC on Portland place today...
We made it onto BBC News 24, Newsnight and loads more (even the Metro and LondonPaper). See http://solomonsmindfield.net for more details, videos and pics.
We received 2 texts within 3 or 4 minutes of being ejected by people who had seen us being kicked out.
More on this soon...
Called within just a few hours and hardly built at all, about 50 or 60 protesters turned up to BBC on Portland place to protest about the disgraceful decision not to air the DEC appeal.
We got there a bit early and decided to storm the entrance leaving the police behind. We immediately sat down, linked arms and started chanting. We had a lot of support from BBC staff entering the building (i hope they can pull of a strike over this) by sort-of sneaky thumbs up when no-one was looking. the video below shows a small quiet period but really, it had a very good impact. Loads of press turned up, I'm just waiting for the reports to stream in!!
I was on BBC World Service and had to deal with an idiot Zionist who tried, somehow, to tie in Iran and their supposed nuclear weapons!!
Found a short video so far. Does anyone know who to 'embed' it?
they said: (italics my own-there is a definite case of contradictory conscience/reporting here)
I should be receiving more videos and photo's soon...