Circles on the Champs-Elysées

On Friday the 14th November 2003, during the European Social Forum in Paris, John Wild joined forces with the Space Hijackers and a group of Spanish activists to create 'Circles on the Champs-Elysées'. The aim was to construct an invisible moving barricade on Haussmann's Champs-Elysées.

We gathered at 1pm at the Metro 'George V' and started by forming a ring of people protecting a circle of space. We then slowly started to move, creating a moving empty circle of space, within the Friday afternoon consumer crowds on Paris' main shopping street. We maintained this moving space until we reached metro 'Franklin D Roosevelt' were we dispersed.