Occupy Glasgow

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Occupy Glasgow
Part of the Occupy protests
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Occupy Glasgow
DateFrom 15 October 2011
Caused byEconomic inequality, corporate influence over government, inter alia.

Occupy Glasgow was a protest in Glasgow, Scotland, and an offshoot of the Occupy movement. The protest started on 15 October 2011 opposite the City Chambers in George Square,[1] but due to possible conflict with Remembrance Day events, Glasgow City Council granted an eviction warrant, in force from 7 November, and protesting was moved to Kelvingrove Park in agreement with the council.[2]


Rape incident at George Square camp[edit]

A woman was raped in a tent at Glasgow's George Square, on 26 October 2011, which is the site of an anti-capitalist protest camp. The 28-year-old is understood to have been attacked in the tent in the early hours of Wednesday morning, approximately 12.45am. Police have said they are looking for two suspects they believe are known to the victim.[3]

Council orders camp to disband[edit]

Glasgow City Council declared the camp was illegal under park management rules and ordered the group to leave "with immediate effect". A "letter of expulsion" was sent on 15 October to activists who had set up tents there. The council said the timing of the letter being issued was not connected to the rape.

Kelvingrove Park[edit]

On Thursday 3 November, Glasgow City Council gave over a section of Kelvingrove Park to be a protest camp, setting up amenities, fresh water, flood lights and fencing to facilitate the protest.[4] Protesters also set up a satellite camp in the privately owned park in Blythswood Square.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Occupy protests across the UK as St Paul's demonstration continues". BBC News. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  2. ^ "BBC news, eviction of Glasgow Protesters". BBC News. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  3. ^ Kilbride, John (26 October 2011). "Women raped at camp". STV News.
  4. ^ "BBC news, eviction of Glasgow Protesters". BBC News. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  5. ^ Williams, Huw (17 November 2011). "Occupy Glasgow campaigners set up new protest camp". BBC Scotland. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

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