British police raid PKK tent in London

British police raided yesterday a tent pitched by members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral amid a number of other tents belonging to “Occupy London Stock Exchange” protesters.

The PKK members were allegedly promoting their organization to protesters that had gathered there to voice their dissatisfaction with the global economic system.

Officials said a person called the police saying they had allegedly seen weapons in the PKK’s tent in front of St. Paul’s.

PKK members in London have attempted to occupy numeroues media buildings in the city and staged a protest in front of the British prime minister’s office on the grounds that the government had increased pressure on the illegal organization.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Friday, October 28, 2011
LONDON – Doğan News Agency