In Pictures: Climate Camp 'Swoop'

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 104 months ago
In Pictures: Climate Camp 'Swoop'
Cyclists leave the South Bank, waiting for the order to 'swoop' / image by zefrog
T-shirts worn by legal observers / image by Steve Punter
T-shirts worn by legal observers / image by Steve Punter
Possibly the kitchen tent at the camp / image by Rachel H
Possibly the kitchen tent at the camp / image by Rachel H
A lorry parked on a marked out 'road', loaded with materials to build camp infrastructure / image by Rachel H
A lorry parked on a marked out 'road', loaded with materials to build camp infrastructure / image by Rachel H
The camp entrance / image by Rachel H
The camp entrance / image by Rachel H
More media than police / image by Rachel H
More media than police / image by Rachel H

As groups of people swarmed around London waiting for the 'swoop' announcement about where the Climate Camp was to take place, we sat at home watching it all unfold on Twitter. And were rewarded when the camp was pitched in Blackheath (not Greenwich, as the council is at some pains to point out) a ten minute bus ride from our flat. Despite a bunch of Guardianistas being befuddled at having to - *gasp* - cross the river, we can reassure them all that Blackheath is a gorgeous place with all the organic hummus they could want. Locals don't worry either; the camp is at the far western edge of the Heath, leaving the rest free for football, kite-flying and the fair over the Bank Holiday.

Last Updated 26 August 2009

zefrog

This Guardian tweets are hilarious! well spotted!