Demo Outside Top Shop and Vodafone

Protesters highlighting cuts and tax avoidance

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Campaigners against tax avoidance by big business have been blockading two shops in Ealing today (Saturday 11/Dec).

Members of the Ealing Alliance for Public Services (EAPS) joined forces with UK Uncut to protest outside TopShop and Vodafone.

The shops are the focus of anger over government cuts which campaigners say could be avoided if tax dodging was stamped out.

Protestors were chanting slogans "If you wanna sell your stuff, pay your tax" to draw attention to the fact that TopShop owner Sir Phillip Green avoided a £300 million tax liability by paying his Monaco based wife £1.2 billion.

Vodafone in Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre was closed for a short time but a spokesperson from the centre said there was no trouble and shoppers weren't disrupted. Top Shop say they were open throughout the day.

This is a one of a series of 'pop up' protests that have been happening throughout the country.

UK Uncut are also targeting Boots, HSBC, and Barclays.



11 December 2010

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