Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Police called in after protesters storm exclusive Kensington property fair

Shut down: Police guard the entrance to the MIPIM fair (Picture: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)
Police were called to an international property fair in west London after the area was flooded by activists protesting over the capital's housing crisis.

Protests disrupted MIPIM UK, the world’s largest property trade show, attracts thousands of investors and developers to Kensington Olympia.

Police shout at protestors (Picture: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Activists held banners including one saying “social housing, not social cleansing” and another daubed with “homes for people, not for profit".
Protesters also chanted at people entering the event, and some people were pictured on social media apparently flinging mud at the building.

The mud-hurling begins

Lively demo at the rally in Olympia. Tell the Tories' favourite developers they're not welcome

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