Call to back Occupy camp

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Councillors were today being asked to formally support the actions of the protesters occupying St Andrew Square.

Green councillor Maggie Chapman has tabled a motion for today’s meeting of the full council saying that the council “supports the values of Occupy Edinburgh”. The motion adds that the action is “an effort to bring to life the inclusive, equitable and sustainable systems desired” and says the demands made are “fair” and “the only reasonable response in the face of the crisis faced by out current economic system, our communities and our planet”.

The motion also says that the council should support the participants in the St Andrew Square protest “in demanding that these values be recognised and acted upon by all government bodies”.