France: Attac demo celebrates collapse of Lehman brothers

We know that today, all the ingredients are there for a new crisis because these governments have done nothing to disarm the financial markets. We also know that if we do nothing, we citizens will pay for the madness of the richest and the finance [industry]. We are now launching a major citizen mobilisation campaign to take control of our finances. We have 60 actions of civil disobedience today... Еще in France. We have about a hundred shares in the world because it's an international campaign. This is just the beginning, we will not stop. This is only the first day of this international campaign.» Hundreds of demonstrators and members of the 'Attac' activist organisation held a rally outside an HSBC branch in Paris on Saturday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. The activists can be seen pasting signs to the HSBC branch's windows, singing songs, and creating out 'dirty money'. «We celebrate in our own way the fall of Lehman Brothers 10 years ago, which cost billions of dollars and euros to governments and citizens,» said Attac spokesperson Aurelie Trouve. Trouve also noted that alternatives to the current financial system were possible, and called for «policies to fight against effective tax evasion, tax on financial transactions and the use of money from tax havens,» and added «this is just the beginning, we will not stop. This is only the first day of this international campaign.»

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