Soho office building taken over by squatters

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AN OFFICE building in the heart of London’s Soho has been taken over by squatters who plan to create a “hub for homeless people.”

The building in Frith Street was formerly the head office of digital agency Reading Room but was bought by a pension fund with plans to turn it into flats and a restaurant.

According to the Evening Standard, a spokesperson for the group that have taken over the building said:

“We want to offer a safe space policy to vulnerable and homeless people – no drugs, no violence, racism or sexism.

“Our aim is to ensure no one has to sleep on the streets of London. There are thousands but to us one person is too many.”

The group previously occupied an office building in nearby Carlisle Street.


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