UK Uncut are back out on the streets this weekend promising to turn branches of HSBC into foodbanks on Saturday 20th July. Actions are planned in at least 12 cities including London, Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford and Shrewsbury – for the full list visit their website.
The action has been billed a day of ‘creative civil disobedience’ involving ‘occupying and shutting down bank branches, distributing food to the public and collecting food for distribution to local food banks.’
Naomi Rogers, a spokesperson for UK Uncut said “Half a million people now rely on food banks and it’s the government’s decision to slash benefits that’s forcing that number up. The benefit cap, bedroom tax, the scrapping of crisis loans and attacks on disability living allowance and job seekers allowance are driving people into shocking levels of poverty.”
For the Central London action meet at HSBC, 133 Regent Street, Saturday 2oth July at noon, for details at: http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/actions/1058
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