Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

The grave of capitalism sits on the floor as a woman buries it under dirt. Canary Wharf, London. 31st October 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Halloween Lehman Bank Collapse Anticapitalist Protest. London. 31st October 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-10-31 00:00:00

Spooks and spectres gather outside Canary Wharf on halloween to carry out a haunting outside Lehmans at 25 Bank Street to wail at the financial crisis gripping the living at the witching hour.

They bring with them a coffin which is covered in earth to symbolise the death of capitalism which is then carried around the Square.

The protest is called as the financial crisis goes on apace with the FTSE now at a record low and the US dollar severely devalued on the money markets. In the UK, the British banking industry continues to try to shore itself up with money from foreign investors with Barclays bank seeking over 7 billion GBP from financiers operating out of the Middle-East.

The protest comes as widespread speculation now points to recession.

Canary Wharf, London. 31st October 2008.

Groups assemble outside Canary Wharf on Halloween.

Groups assemble outside Canary Wharf on Halloween.

Outside Lehmans, activists hold up a banner stating the THE ENEMY IS PROFIT.

Outside Lehmans, activists hold up a banner stating the THE ENEMY IS PROFIT.

Outside canary Wharf tube station, others hold up a banner advertising the event to passing city workers.

Outside canary Wharf tube station, others hold up a banner advertising the event to passing city workers.

The coffin is then slung onto the shoulders of ghouls and carried around the Square.

The coffin is then slung onto the shoulders of ghouls and carried around the Square.

A samba band drummer beats out a rhythm as the skyscrapers loom overhead.

A samba band drummer beats out a rhythm as the skyscrapers loom overhead.

The Grim Reaper passes through the buildings on his journey through London no doubt off to claim another financial institution.

The Grim Reaper passes through the buildings on his journey through London no doubt off to claim another financial institution.

Police clash with the crowd in the square is they try to make a break for the Lehmans building at 25 Bank Street.

Police clash with the crowd in the square is they try to make a break for the Lehmans building at 25 Bank Street.

Police get into the spirit of the event by arresting somebody.

Police get into the spirit of the event by arresting somebody.