Gippsland Free Store shut down by bankers and local authorities
The first Gippsland “free store” was shut down today after a suspected complaint by a bank branch.
Police & council officers demanded to see papers for the “free store”.
“What makes this a political event. Can you show me any papers”
The police then pressured the participants into leaving.
The free store emerged out of the global occupy protest movement against banks, current trading system & status quo.
It’s a protest tactic, a system and a cultural idea which is non- confrontational and open.
Most free stores are run by local activists wanting to continue raising awareness about the trading systems and other related issues . It has had a overwhelmingly positive response by people wanting to re-engage with others in their own communities.
The Gippsland free shop will be back next week!
If you want to check it out or get involved visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gippsland-Free-Store/169142296580629