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Bingo and Dancing for Elephant & Castle

Southwark Council offices,London. Tue 30 Jan 2018



 Rahul Pater, a trade unionist from the Unitversity of the Arts (London College of Communication) where students

 and staff are opposed to the UAL support for the redevelopment which includes a new LCC campus

 Several of the protesters wore elephant masks

 'The London LatinXs - Protect our Barrios - #Fight Gentrification'

 Elephants hold the banner against displacing the market traders

 'Latin Elephant'

 

 Class War's banner 'Labout Councils - The Biggest Social Cleansers in London' with well over a hundred council estates

 destroyed or under threat, including the Aylesbury estate in Southwark where Aysen Dennis lives

 and is fighting to save.

 

 Homes for people Not for Profit' . At least one building on the replacement for the Heygate estate has been sold entirely to overseas investors

 Aysen Dennis talks with Lib-Dem Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall through the door of Southwark Council offices

 

 The dancing begins

 

 

 

 

 

 Tanya Murat introduces the speakers

 including April Ashley from Southwark Trades Council

 'Scab Councillors ... Drag 'em Out!'

 a speaker for the traders, many of whom would be put out of business by the development

 and very unlikely to be able to afford rents to return after a long closure

 

 Claudia Turbet-Delof from the Latin community and the United Voices of the World trade union

 The students at the LCC occupied the building in opposition to the UAL's support of the redevelopment

 

 Marion Roberts of Southwark Momentum
     
 

Rahul Patel, trade unionist from LCC

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