The Occupy movement has come to Thanet.

Members of the newly formed protest group set up camp outside the Turner Contemporary Gallery on Friday January 27th with tents and banners.

Their aim, they say, is to draw attention to injustice on a national and local level.

Initially, Turner staff tried to stop the occupation and the police were called, but the police confirmed the protestors were breaking no law by taking up their position outside Margate’s high profile art gallery.

Visitors to the camp have included the mayor of Margate, Iris Johnson, and local Tory MP Roger Gale, who is reported to have donated them his dog blankets.

Jon Snow, the Channel Four news presenter, attending the Turner for the opening of a new exhibition, also talked to the protestors.

Local traders have given Occupy members food and passers-by have expressed their support.

The occupation is in its third day.


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