A statement from Left Unity Manchester on today’s court decision regarding the Homeless Camp
Left Unity Manchester strongly condemns the decision of the court to ban the Homeless Camp from the entirety of the city centre.
We believe it is abhorrent that people who have been left destitute through punitive measures such as benefit sanctions, the Work Capability Assessment and the Bedroom Tax should be criminalised in such a manner, and faced with a £5,000 fine or 18 months imprisonment if they defy this court order.
We also note that the Homeless Camp is being used to set an example to anyone who protests against the status quo in the city of Manchester, and this action is partially aimed towards causing a chilling effect on any civil disobedience, especially during the Tory Party conference this October.
Left Unity will work with other activists to fight this unfair decision, and will act in solidarity with all who fight against the attacks on the right to protest and the criminalisation and social cleansing of the poor from the city centre.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Saturday 22 September: 12 noon
Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital Demonstration
More details here
Sat 29 Sep, 11.00-15.00
Protest at the Conservative Party Conference
To call time on failed austerity and campaign for a new deal for working people.
Victoria Square, Birmingham. More info on Facebook.
European Forum of Progressive Forces, Bilbao
To debate, build and act to ward-off current threats.
Sun 17 Nov, 12.00
National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism
Central London. More info on Facebook
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