Star date: 15th October 2015
CHARLOTTE STREET BLOCK DESTINED FOR £250,000 FLATS SQUATTED BY HOMELESS
"By the time we've finished this campaign there won't be anyone on the streets because they'll all have their own building..."
A four storey block in Chinatown has been occupied and opened up as a centre for the city's homeless. The building, at 10 Charlotte Street, is owned by a property developer registered in the Virgin Islands, and is destined to be developed into £250,000 apartments.
"It's clear that the poor are being pushed out of Manchester and it's being facilitated by corporate greed" says the squat's spokesperson, Wesley Hall "There's so many empty buildings in Manchester... and, as it's coming into winter, we need to utilise these buildings and put some intervention and support in place for people who clearly have no support."
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