By Joshua Preston:
Tesco have recently installed rows of solid steel studs at their Piccadilly Circus store (SW1Y 4LR). (http://joshuapreston.net/essays/2013/08/homeless-spikes-installed-outside-a-central-london-tesco-store/)
It’s apparent this is a rather cowardly attempt in an ongoing effort to keep the homeless at bay. Personally — I find it pretty disgusting and rather outrageous.
With the news of spikes being installed outside a set of luxury flats in London my plan is to organise a 2 hour sit-out in front of the Tesco store mentioned above to demonstrate our disgust — making it rather inconvenient for Tesco to trade — before this becomes common practice across the board.
21 June at 11:00–13:00
17 – 25 Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR.
See Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/events/234137000118330
Please take a minute to read my article and decide for yourself whether you’d like to attend this and show your disgust too: http://joshuapreston.net/essays/2013/08/homeless-spikes-installed-outside-a-central-london-tesco-store/
A more responsible approach from Tesco would have been to inform Westminster Council of their concerns or to have just picked up the phone and let the great team down at StreetLink know about the ongoing ‘problem’ — rather than treating our homeless in the same way we treats pigeons.
London is lucky to have some of the most prolific charities working tirelessly to work with these vulnerable people and families to link in with services and get the support they are in need of. As a society should we not be doing more to help these people instead of isolating them further.
Humans deserve to be treated like humans regardless of their social situation.
You never know what is around the corner.
Support the silent population.
Let’s put an end to this now.
Please RSVP on facebook Please INVITE Please COME
Bring a banner. Bring something that’ll make some noise. Bring some passion. Bring blankets.
See you there! (http://www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk/?bID=3093)