Anti-capitalists set up camp in Leicester city centre
Anti-capitalist protesters have pitched two tents in the city centre.
About 20 people gathered at the Clock Tower yesterday as part of the Occupy Leicester protest, with two planning to camp out in the tents.
Similar demonstrations have taken place at St Paul's Cathedral in London and Wall Street, New York.
Isaac Cabon, 19, a student from Highfields, Leicester, said: "The banking system has a lack of morals and a lack of ethics. We are looking for reformation of it."
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He said some passers-by had supported the cause, while a few were dismissive.
"Those who stop to speak to us have been on our side.
"We want to hear opinions from both sides," Mr Cabon said.
Fellow organiser Adam Smith, 20, of Beaumont Leys, Leicester, who is unemployed, said: "Capitalism is a system to benefit the rich. We feel deserted.
"We don't feel like it is a democracy."
The pair said they were planning to set up a public address system during the next few days and have speakers and musicians.