#VodaHome and #TaxDodgersAlliance
On June 14th, UK Uncut activists closed down Vodafone shops around the country. It was a huge success, with hundreds of people taking to the streets to oppose Vodafone’s outrageous tax dodging. You can read all about it here.
On Saturday 28th UK Uncut is going back to another tax dodger that we’ve protested at before: Boots. Boots are being investigated by the Government for avoiding £1.3bn in tax. In London, protesters will be at their store on Victoria Street, and other actions are already planned elsewhere too.
Momentum is building again. People are angry and are taking to the streets to show it. These protests are part of a wider movement against austerity, last weekend 50,000 people marched on Parliament to demand alternatives to austerity, UK Uncutters from all over the country were there as the #TaxDodgersAlliance.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
If you’re coming along to a UK Uncut action on Saturday, as with any protest and act of civil disobedience, it’s important to know your legal rights.
At the London action on Saturday there will be legal observers from Green & Black Cross who are there to record what happens at the protest and to monitor police behaviour. If you notice anything significant, go over and tell one of them. GBC’s legal support number is: 07946 541511
GBC has some great information about protesters’ rights, as well as a model ‘bust card’ – providing simple info about what to do if you do get arrested – you can download these here and give them out on the day.
There were no arrests at any of the VodaHome actions, arrests at UK Uncut actions are rare, but the police response is unpredictable. It’s important to look out for each other and for everyone who comes on UK Uncut actions. If you’re coming, try to buddy-up with someone and look out for them.
We will have fun, we will make our resistance known. And we will look out for each other’s safety. See you on the streets!