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Activists the occupy empty, unused Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast.

category antrim | rights, freedoms and repression | press release author Tuesday January 17, 2012 12:16author by Occupy Belfast - Activists liberate the unused Bank of Ireland building on Royal Av., Belfast. Photo by Colin Parte Report this post to the editors

Occupy Belfast and other activists have liberated the empty and unused Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast, in opposition to soaring homelessness, lack of affordable social housing and home repossessions.
The liberation of the empty Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast. Photo by Colin Parte.
The liberation of the empty Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast. Photo by Colin Parte.

Occupy Belfast have taken control of the Bank of Ireland on Royal Avenue in opposition to soaring homelessness, lack of affordable social housing and home repossessions. We hope todayís announcement will serve to initiate the building of a housing campaign. Building such a campaign will not be easy. To do so we need to begin to organise as workers, students and the unemployed in a real and meaningful way in our communities Ė to become involved in discussing, agreeing on and organising the tactics necessary to build resistance and a better society for all. No politician will do it for us. We hope the seizure of the Bank of Ireland will be the place to begin. Banks take our houses so we take their buildings. This is a repossession for the community!

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