All were omnibus movements that brought together countless small, grassroots groups and individual activists from the countryside and suburbs, and took to the big city streets to confront the real sources of pollution and corruption head-on, in its faceless inner-city fortresses.
In the extract below, you can read what the scene was like at one such demonstration in London in June 1999. Called J18 it was part of an international day of action aimed at ending environmental, financial and social breakdown, similar to the international day of protest last Sunday that aimed to send a message to the UN Climate Conference happening in New York City today.
But first, here are some great images taken from famous pavement-stomping marches around the world...
|Climate Camp staged a never-ending sit-in in. London 2009|
|Reclaim the Streets 1995: demonstrators bought this car & trashed it|
|Idle No More (above/below) marched on Canadian capitals in 2013|
|Solstice demonstration by Reclaiming movement in San Francisco|
|Seattle's N30 protest against the WTO in 1999|
|Stop the City in London 1983.|
The story is taken from my new novel Vote Tekno Party - and you can read more of it by following this link!
|Occupy protestor in NYC in 2011|