OUT OF THE SQUATS AND INTO THE STREETS
FROM THE SQUASH WEBSITE
The Government wants to sneak through the criminalisation of squatting, it will be voted on in Parliament this Tuesday 1st November.
Over 95% of responses to the ‘consultation’ on squatting were against further criminalisation, despite this the government is still going ahead with their proposals – effectively bypassing democracy.
SQUASH have tried engaging with the democratic processes but despite overwhelming support to not criminalise squatting we have been ignored.
Our only rational response now is to call for people to TAKE ACTION. We have been forced into this position. See you on the streets!
MONDAY 31st OCTOBER: CALL OUT FOR A MASS SLEEP OUT
CRITICAL MASS (BIKES) MEET AT WATERLOO 7PM
PEDESTRIAN CONTINGENT MEET AT HIGH STREET KENSINGTON TUBE – EVENING STANDARD HQ 6.30PM
THERE WILL BE A NEARBY (PUMPKIN) SOUP KITCHEN AND STREET ENTERTAINMENT, BRING YOUR SLEEPINGBAG, CARDBOARD, AND WARM CLOTHES!
TUESDAY 1st NOVEMBER: ON MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS
9AM OUTSIDE WESTMINSTER HOUSING OPTIONS SERVICE, 101 ORCHARDSON STREET, NW8.
THIS ACTION IS TO SYMBOLISE THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF CRIMINALISING SQUATTING ON THE ALREADY STRETCHED HOMELESSNESS SERVICES
THIS CALL OUT EXTENDS TO OTHER CITIES TO TAKE ACTION OUTSIDE THEIR REGIONAL HOMELESS PERSON UNITS WITH MASS SLEEP OUTS, SOUP KITCHENS, AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT. FOLLOWED THE NEXT DAY BY ON MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS.
MANCHESTER: MONDAY 31ST MEET 5:30 PM OUTSIDE TOWN HALL