posted on Oct, 2 2016 @ 10:28 AM
Hi I am one of the guys who got Leeds Tent City on the ground next to Leeds town hall . We called this site camp 1 . We were evicted and are now at
camp 2 around 3hundred metres from the first
Leeds Tent City isn't a protest and none of us have experienced activism on this scale before . The original idea for tent city came when we heard a
council official address a homeless summit for the city only to say there wasn't a problem with homelessness in the city . He said official figures
showed 15 homeless people in the city all of which were offered hones and refused .
There are 3 totally unfunded groups working in the city who regularly provide the homeless with donated clothing , hot food and drinks . We estimated
between 40 and 50 homeless . At the last count we had 62 tents on the ground some occupied by more than one person.
We have with the help of a independent outreach team homed 6 people from tent city since it's start . The biggest success being a guy called Simon
who's mother saw him in a live feed from the camp . She had been looking for him for 7 years and he left home in his teens believing nobody wanted him
at home. He is now back with his family 70 Mike's away.
While the council still hasn't given us much help at least their lies and corrupt u Se of government funding is being unpicked and we won't stop
taking action until every tent we have donated lies empty .
If you would like to know more we have our own Facebook page called " Leeds Tent City" and if you would like to donate our GoFundMe page can be found
The support we have had from the public of Leeds and now globally has been humbling and together we will put a end to Leeds City Council hiding it's
homeless by using its own employees and a private company to deprive the homeless of sleep and ban them from the city .
Since the outset no homeless person has been beaten , abused or harrased by the public or authorities and have slept for as long as they need safe and
Solidarity and compassion is all we have needed to take this action . Thanks for your time .
edit on 2-10-2016 by Longsider because: (no reason given)