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At least 12 people have settled into the listed building in Fitzrovia and they now plan to turn it into a school – offering lessons in successful squatting, among other things.
Police were called to the property at the weekend but the group calling itself the Really Free School refused to budge.
It is unknown if they knew it belonged to the Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels director before they moved in.
Bold: Squatters advertise their free school at Guy Ritchie’s London home (Getty Images)
.Yesterday they were inviting the unemployed to join their cinema club and spend the night in the five-storey property.
‘We need occupiers for tonight! Will be film showings in the new cinema. Come sleepover in the most rah property in London,’ an online post read.
The group has moved from another address in nearby Bloomsbury, where their ‘school’ curriculum included classes in anarchy, tarot-reading and social media.
Neighbours are frustrated by the occupation and one woman who works in the area chased two squatters down the road demanding to know how long they would be there.
A resident said: ‘I don’t like it at all. There is no substance to their ridiculous cause. They don’t own the building, why should they live in it?’
Ritchie bought the former language school, which had been empty for three years, last May and was in the process of having it converted into two homes.
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What is a really free school? Perhaps its easier to explain what a not really free school is…
A not really free school is one that comes with a price tag so high that most will never consider attending, whilst those that do will spend a good chunk of their lives working to repay the bill instead of living. And yet it is all too easy to say this. It would be mistaken to think that education would be really free if it simply didn’t cost anything to receive. For whilst the price of attendance has been slowly rising, something far darker has been going on. The learning process has been completely transformed from within – and so even if we were to break open the gates to the ivory tower, what we would find inside might be little more than the training program for our future life at work, The keys to our own dungeon.