The following statement has now been endorsed through consensus by Occupy London:
On Monday 18th June a two year ASBO was imposed on Simon Moore, our friend and fellow protestor at Leyton Marsh.
Like us, Simon believed that what was happening on Leyton Marsh was wrong and needed to be resisted peacefully.
Like us, Simon did not want to see a beautiful habitat and recreational space enclosed, contaminated and destroyed for a wasteful temporary facility for the Olympics.
Like us, Simon was prepared to show his opposition to this destructive land grab.
Like us, he was intimidated with the full force of the law and criminalised.
Like Simon, we do not wish to stop speaking the truth about legitimate issues around the Olympics such as environmental destruction and suspension of our human rights.
Like Simon, we will not stop peacefully protesting.
Like Simon, we will not stop speaking out about what is right.
Like Simon, we refuse to fear doing what is right and just in the face of repression.
We stand together against this injustice and speak as one. Simon is one of us and we are all Simon Moore!
Cllr. Barry Buitekant
Defend the Right to Protest group
Mike Wells – GamesMonitor
Steve Dowding – GamesMonitor
Julian Cheyne – GamesMonitor
Obedencio Raymond (Obi) – OccupyLondonTV WG
Peter Coville – OccupyLondon
Maeve Clare Doherty -OccupyLondon
Kris O Donnell – OccupyLondon, Green & Black Cross Legal Observers
John Bywater – OccupyLondon
Beata Zalewska – OccupyLondon
David Renton – Barrister
Maria Cico Frecker
Nick Pratley – ALARM
Bhavesh Hindocha – Local Resident
Kate Harris – StWC and Local Resident
Rheian Davies – Solicitor
Zee Zerrin Kellam
Daniel Ashman – OccupyLondon
Ziggy Norton – S.N.P.N
Darren Lynch, descendant of East End silk weavers
Dr. Debbie Shaw
Ronan McNern, Queer Resistance / Occupy London
Rheian Davies – Solicitor
Fanny Malinen – OccupyLondon
Steve Rushton – OccupyLondon
Rosie Bridie Penelope Appelby
James Hampson – OccupyLondon
Liz Beech – OccupyLondon
Janie Mac – GB & OccupyLondon
Em Weirdigan – OccupyLondon: Finance & Process WG
Jonathan Lamb – Occupy TEch TEam.
James Newman – 4TheRecord and Occupy London
Ludovica Rogers – OccupyLondon
Stephen R Moore – Occupy City of London
Martin Houston, Chelmsford
Jason Palmer – MBE
Elizabeth C – CON
Simon Shaw – Welfare Officer Redbridge Teachers’ Association – National Union of Teachers
Neil McDonald – Local Resident and Marsh user
Nafeesa Shamshuddin – OccupyLondon
Charlie ‘SquatforthePeople’ Sanderson
Matthew John Horne
Indigo Bailey Kirk
Anita L. Beaty – Metro Atlanta task for the Homeless
Cllr Ian Rathbone
Rikki – Indymedia
Andria E-Mordaunt MSC- OccupyLondon
Tim Bennett – Millfields resident
Alice Widger – Millfields resident
Gary Stacey – Wessex Solidarity
Kat Craig – Solicitor
Mat Thomas – Hackney resident
Dr Hilda Kean – Historian
Melanie Strickland – Occupy Law