|Part of the Occupy movement|
|Date||From 27 January 2012|
|Location||Thanet, Kent, England|
|Causes||Economic inequality, corporate influence over government, Populism.|
Occupy Thanet was a protest in Margate, in the district of Thanet, Kent in England. The action is part of the Occupy movement, which is a series of protests against economic and social inequality. Occupy Thanet is also focused on local issues, including the closure of shops in the town and the Dreamland Margate amusement park, a lack of employment opportunities and perceived disparities in the allocation of education resources. The protest is taking place at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate; since January 27, 2012 Occupy Thanet has been camped outside the Turner Gallery day and night - in deep snow and heavy winds.
The original intent of Occupy Thanet, as with many of the other "Occupy" movements, which are protesting the role in which large corporations have taking away peoples human rights and have caused the financial crisis. The protesters in Thanet, as in other movements throughout the world, have described themselves as the "99 percent," a reflection of their belief that the financial system rewards the richest 1 percent at the expense of everyone else.
A blog has been published about the occupy Thanet, and a YouTube video made from a supporter of the movement has been published.
- "Occupy Thanet protestors say they speak for the 99 per cent". This is Kent. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
- "Young and angry – and with something to say". Northcliffe Media Limited. February 3, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
- Occupy Thanet on YouTube
- "Occupy Thanet protest at Turner Contemporary". Northcliffe Media Limited. January 30, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
- "Occupy Thanet in Turner Contemporary protest". Kentonline.co.uk. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
- Occupy Thanet Website
- "Occupy Thanet: The Fight Must Go On". Centreforjournalism.co.uk. March 2, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
- Thanet Waves
- Blog about Occupy Thanet
- Wordpress article about Occupy Thanet