Green MSP is protests fan

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LOTHIANS Green MSP Alison Johnstone has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament in support of the Occupy protests around the world.

It declares that parliament “welcomes many of the sentiments expressed by those involved in the Occupy protests; agrees there is a continuing need to reduce inequalities in society between rich and poor people” and backs further reforms to the UK and international banking and financial systems.

It also recognises “legitimate frustration with financial structures and governance systems that concentrate wealth in the hands of the few” and endorses protest is a legitimate form of political activity.