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Holloway, Nabja, Vegans, Refugees & Topshop – 2016

Holloway, Nabja, Vegans, Refugees & Topshop – I celebrated 14th Might 2016 with a busy day of protests round London.

Reclaim Holloway

Jeremy Corbyn

Islington Fingers Off Our Public Companies, Islington Kill the Housing Invoice and the Reclaim Justice Community marched from rally on Holloway Highway demanding that when Holloway jail is closed the location stays in public palms, and that the federal government change the jail with council housing and the very important neighborhood providers wanted to forestall individuals being caught up in a dangerous prison justice system.

Holloway, Nabja, Vegans, Refugees & Topshop

The jail is in Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency and the then Labour chief turned up on his bike to talk earlier than the march to present his assist.

Holloway, Nabja, Vegans, Refugees & Topshop

There was a protracted rally outdoors the jail with speeches by native councillors, commerce unionists and campaigning teams.

Holloway, Nabja, Vegans, Refugees & Topshop

Islington Council wished to see the location used for social housing and in 2022 gave https://www.ahmm.co.uk/tasks/masterplanning/holloway/ planning permission for a growth by Peabody, who purchased the location in 2019 with assist from the GLA, and London Sq. for 985 new properties. 60% of those shall be reasonably priced, together with 415 for social hire, along with a 1.4-acre public park, a Ladies’s Constructing, and new industrial areas.

Reclaim Holloway

68th Anniversary Nabka Day – Oxford St

Holloway, Nabja, Vegans, Refugees & Topshop

A rolling protest outdoors outlets which assist the Israeli state made its means alongside Oxford St from Marks and Spencers, with audio system detailing the persevering with oppression of the Palestinian individuals, and opposing makes an attempt to criminalise and censor the anti-Zionist boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) motion.

It got here on the day earlier than Nabka Day, the anniversary of the ‘day of the disaster’ which commemorates when round 80% of Palestinians have been pressured to depart their properties between December 1947 and January 1949, and later prevented by Israeli legislation from returning to their properties, or claiming their property.

The protesters included each Palestinians and Jews against the persevering with oppression of the Palestinians by the Israeli authorities. They have been met by a small group of individuals holding Israeli flags who stood of their means and shouted insults, accusing them of anti-Semitism.

The organisers have been clear that the protest was not anti-Semitic however in opposition to Zionism and a few actions of the Israeli authorities. Each police and protesters tried onerous to keep away from confrontation with those that had clearly come to disrupt and provoke.

Many UK companies play an vital half in supporting the Israeli authorities by promoting Israeli items and people produced within the occupied territories and in different methods, and their have been transient speeches because the protest halted outdoors a few of them detailing a few of these hyperlinks.

Extra on My London Diary at 68th Anniversary Nabka Day.

This Saturday, 18th Might 2024, you possibly can be part of the march in London, beginning on the BBC on the 76th anniversary of the Nabka calling for an finish to the present genocide in Gaza.

Vegan Earthlings Masked Video Protest – Trafalgar Sq.

Vegans in white masks from London Vegan Actions have been standing in a big circle on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Sq., some holding laptops or tables displaying a movie in regards to the mistreatment of animals in meals manufacturing, bullfighting, and so forth. Though shiny solar made the laptop computer screens virtually unimaginable to see and the sound outdoor was largely inaudible the big circle of individuals standing in white masks did entice consideration.

Extra footage Vegan Earthlings masked video protest.

Refugees Welcome say protesters – Trafalgar Sq.

Additionally protesting in entrance of the Nationwide Gallery have been a small group holding posters calling for human rights, truthful remedy and assist for refugees. Some held a banner with the message ‘free motion for Individuals Not Weapons‘.

Extra footage Refugees Welcome say protesters.

Topshop protest after cleaners sacked – Oxford St

After Topshop suspended two cleaners who have been members of the United Voices of the World commerce union for protesting for a dwelling wage and sacked one among them protests have been happening outdoors their shops across the nation.

The UVW have been supported by others on the London protest which started outdoors Topshop on Oxford Road by others together with commerce unionists from the CAIWU and Ian Hodson, Normal Secretary of the BWAFU in addition to then Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Class Conflict.

A big crowd of police and further unlawful safety guards sporting no ID blocked the doorway to the store stopping each protesters and clients from coming into. The a number of hundred protesters held up placards and banners and protested noisily however made no critical try to go in to the shop.

A person wears a masks of Topshop proprietor Phillip Inexperienced

Some protesters, led by the Class Conflict ‘Womens Dying Brigade’ moved onto the highway, blocking it for some minutes earlier than the entire group of protesters marched to dam the Oxford Circus junction for some minutes till a big group of police arrived and pretty gently persuade them to maneuver.

They stopped outdoors John Lewis, one other main retailer in a long-running dispute with the union because it allowed its cleansing contractor to pay its cleaners low wages, with poor circumstances of service and poor administration, disclaiming any accountability for employees who preserve its shops operating.

The protest there was once more noisy and there have been some heated verbal exchanges between protesters and police, however I noticed no arrests. After a couple of minutes the protesters marched off to proceed their protest outdoors one other Oxford Road Topshop department near Marble Arch.

Extra at Topshop protest after cleaners sacked.

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