Part of the London contribution for the October 11th 2014 Europe Day of Action included a rally in Parliament Square with many speakers and a banner drop. About 10 of us made the biggest banner we had made in our lives. It is 26m long and 2m high. Each letter is 1.2m high. The phrase divided into three sections interchangeably read #noTTIP HANDS OFF DEMOCRACY and HANDS OFF DEMOCRACY #noTTIP on that day as seen in the images.
The Brighton crew of Global Justice Now utilised the banner to raise awareness in Brighton by displaying it off the Brighton Pier.
…and the #DropTTIP Banner Campaign UK was born!
We then took the banner to Edinburgh where an impromptu crew was assembled with the help of local groups including Global Justice Now, Friends of the Earth, Radical Independence Movement and the Green Party. We had a great day with an enthisiastic and fun crowd and we ended up dropping the banner in 4 separate locations!
The Castle Esplanade
St.Giles Cathedral where our flyers were flying out of our hands.
The Salisbury Crags of Edinburgh
This campaign is set to
1) #dropTTIP banner in all 12 constituent areas as divided for European Parliament and send the images to the prospective MEPs.
2) #dropTTIP banner in high traffic areas (off bridges above freeways)
If you are interested in dropping the banner in your neighbourhood and joining this fun campaign we are happy to send the banner to you, on the proviso that the banner is returned!