With Iain Duncan Smith’s bungled welfare reforms driving many of the lowest income Londoners from their homes, the clown Mayor of London is ensuring that even the streets are not safe for those being socially cleansed from the capital.
A new policing operation in six London boroughs will treat homeless people like criminals with arrests, harassment and even destruction of personal property to be inflicted on those who cannot afford a home.
A protest against this obscene measure has been called outside the Mayor’s Question Time tomorrow Wednesday 26th February at 10am, details below.
“The Met have announced plans to make ‘rough sleeping’ a crime in 6 London boroughs. Operation Encompass will be in effect in Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Westminster and Croydon.
We are opposed to this latest attack on Homeless people and will protest at City Hall to tell Boris Johnson and the GLA to call off this hideous campaign criminalising some of the most vulnerable people in our city.
Already there have been arrests of people whose only crime is to be homeless due to the lack of Shelter spaces and suitable accommodation.
We ask people to support our opposition by attending and circulating the information amongst their networks and groups.
The biggest crime of all is the fact that people are homeless today.”
Meet on Wednesday 26 February 2014 10.00 am, London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time), City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1.
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