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Hackney housing protest targets landlord Tory MP

Issue No. 2429

Russell Brand and other protesters

Russell Brand and other protesters (Pic: Dean Ryan)


Some 250 residents and supporters protested at the New Era housing estate in Hackney, east London, last Saturday.

Super-rich Tory MP Richard Benyon and his brother have bought up homes and are hiking the rent up from £800 to £2,000 a month. 

Comedian and campaigner Russell Brand marched with protesters to Benyon’s office.

There was also a protest in Manor Park, east London, on Monday of this week where a family is fighting eviction. 

It was supported by the longrunning Focus E15 mothers’ campaign.


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Tue 11 Nov 2014, 15:26 GMT
Issue No. 2429
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