Tenants descend on Starbucks to protest housing benefit cuts

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Finance

Protestors descended upon an Islington Starbucks coffee shop on Saturday to highlight the plight of those affected by the Government's housing benefit cuts. Private tenants and others held a 'housewarming party' at the store on Upper Street as part of a nationwide day of protests called by action group UK Uncut. Over 50 people gathered outside the store with cardboard boxes, curtains and cushions after the police prevented them from entering. The activists tried to draw attention to the 57,000 ch...

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