Please dont Occupy Exeters Cathedral Green
"A bishop whose provincial cathedral has been targeted
by “copycat” anti-capitalist protesters has pointed out that they
are wasting their time since the church is nowhere near any financial
We suggest these people (Occupy) re-locate to Southernhay. They will be closer to the Banks and the Vodaphone shop that they are protesting about, they will STILL be in the City Centre, which is what they want, and they will also be next to the Council offices. Their speaker, Ghee Bowman also has an office there, which means they will have somewhere to go for toilet breaks and personal hygiene, which is not available on the Cathedral green.
This has been suggested on the Occupy Exeter page, but they chose to delete and then not respond. We have put this to several people who have posted very abusively on this page, but are then told their problem is with the Church and that is why they are there. Another person then said they do not have a problem with the church.. it seems they do not have a response for why they are camping on the Cathedral green and not near the banks which is what they say they are protesting about...
The Dean has stated he would rather they were not there and has not given them permission. They are an eyesore on Cathedral Green for residents of Exeter and vistors, a lot of people will be coming to the cathedral area around Christmas and do not want views of the beautiful cathedral defaced by these ugly tents and dirty looking campers who have no sanitation or running water for personal hygeine.
If they were to move to Southernhay, there should not be any problem.