Socialist Worker

York City campaign

by Frank Ormson
Issue No. 1865

YORK CITY football fans disrupted Persimmon Homes' show home opening in York last Saturday. They are angry with the company's plans to 'redevelop' the club's stadium at Bootham Crescent. They hung banners from fences and flagpoles and organised a game of football on Persimmon's manicured lawn. One fan said, 'They want to build houses on our ground, so there's nowt wrong with us playing football on theirs.'

The protest was organised by the Friends of Bootham Crescent, who plan to target more direct action at Persimmon, which made a quarter of a billion pounds profit last year.


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Sat 23 Aug 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1865
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