WARNING: May contain opinions
Thank you for your thoughts and well wishes. After being arrested I was taken to Paddington and then refused bail and transferred to Bishops Gate. I was then transferred to COLM where I eventually was seen in Court at 15:00. I pleaded not guilty to the crime of obstructing a bailiff on the grounds that the eviction was not carried out lawfully or with due care.(might have to confirm the exact legal Jargon).
I was initially released on bail to my Grandfathers home in Bournemouth where I was to be electronically tagged and given a curfew of 8pm-3am. Upon leaving the court I met Vicky (+1 truly a beautiful woman) who offered her residence for a week so that I did not have to leave London we went back into court where they agreed to bail me to her home in Peckham. That's where I am now awaiting the police and my Electronic tag (Microphone included).
I had not initially decided to to stay and spent most of my time that night trying to save blankets and clothing from the bailiffs skip, but when I heard that the school of ideas was being evicted I was enraged that they would go to such lengths to make people homeless and began to consider staying. Seeing the passion and courage of the occupiers in the triangle barricade their sheer nerve and contempt of authority reminded me how Occupy has pulled off as much as it had. (not discounting from the clever strategies we have employed either). Hence for better or worse I made the decision to Occupy the Kitchen Shelves.
As for the well wishes in the court room although I do not endorse all of their actions I would think it wise not divide ourselves at this point in time. I spent an hour walking around Finsbury asking everyone to focus on love and grace over the next few days, you know we'll need it. Let us not forget that despite the differences in our backgrounds and access to education we are all at Occupy and we will need every ones help to get through the next few weeks. If somebodies behaviour pisses you off it's probably because you have had access to a better education and realise that that behaviour does may more harm than good. Make it your mission to educate on their terms and not yours. Big ask I know. It was only a few days ago I was yelling at squirrel and telling him that we didn't need people like him at Occupy, only to be humbled a few minutes later when someone mentioned that it was his fourth day without alcohol and he was a bit more mental than usual.
Stay Strong, Occupy Everywhere, THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. Bring on May.