Cyber Attack Expected as Anonymous Hackers ‘Monitoring’ Occupy London St Paul’s Eviction [VIDEO]
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The hacker cell of the UK branch of Anonymous has posted a statement warning police that any acts of violence against Occupy protesters during the London camp's eviction will be avenged.

Posted on the FawkesSecurity YouTube account on Wednesday, the video clarified that Anonymous UK was "monitoring" the situation and was willing to mount revenge cyber attacks to "punish" any acts of police brutality against Occupy protesters.

In the video statement the computerised voice challenged the assumption that the protesters' presence at St Paul's was impeding visitors ability to worship.

"The camp did not prevent worship at St Paul's and any impact it did have on those visiting, walking through or working in the vicinity was not solely detrimental. For these reasons Anonymous UK, affiliated hackers and links to Anonymous have decided to closely monitor the protesters and actions from the police very closely over the upcoming months."

Continuing: "Obviously if any future incidents occur that breach the human rights of these people under eviction then the one percent will feel the full force and fury of Anonymous." The statement emerged after the High Court ruled that the Occupy London camp at St Paul's will be forcibly removed "as soon as possible."

The statement follows on from the Anonymous collective's ongoing support for the Occupy movement. Stemming from a blog post in the anti-capitalist Adbusters magazine, the movement describes itself as a successor of the Arab Spring and Spain's Democracia real YA platform.

Beginning at New York's Wall Street, numerous other Occupy protests sprang up across America, eventually expanding into Europe on 15 October - when Occupy London first began.

Since being announced the western sections of the collective re-focused their efforts, decreasing their hacking activity to support the Occupy movement. In all the campaigns Anonymous has openly voiced its support for the movement, publicising its live video feeds and reporting any incidents of police violence against protesters.

A full look at the Occupy movement's origins and 2011 activities can be found in the International Business Times UK's "2011 A Year of Anger: How Occupy Wall Street Turned into a Global Movement."