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Protests over housing crisis

by Dave Sewell
Issue No. 2450

Protests against homelessness took place outside Downing Street in central London and in a number of other cities on Wednesday of last week.

Around 200 people marched through Hull and entered the Guildhall council building.

And protesters in Manchester stormed the town hall. In a separate protest, around 30 long term homeless people set up camp outside the next day.

Dozens of people protested outside a corporate housing fair in Cambridge last Thursday. 

Housing campaigners and residents of Sweets Way estate in Barnet, north London, set up tents and held a children’s party in the home garden of council leader Richard Cornelius. 

This was against eviction threats and relocations they have faced because of plans to redevelop the estate.

Activists in Lambeth, south London, were set to protest on Wednesday of this week against plans to evict a disabled resident. 

And a march against gentrification was set to take place in nearby Brixton on Saturday of this week.


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Tue 21 Apr 2015, 16:40 BST
Issue No. 2450
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