Squatting collective occupy building in Newman Street

Fitzrovia News

A group of people calling themselves Squatters and Homeless Autonomy (SHA) have been occupying a commercial building in Fitzrovia since last week in protest against homelessness.

Front of building with anti-capitalist banner. Squatters and Homeless Autonomy (SHA) are occupying 60 Newman Street.

The building at 60 Newman Street was previously the offices for Ramboll, a group of consulting engineers, designers and management consultants.

In the window of the building SHA have displayed anti-capitalist banners and drawn attention to the tens of thousands of empty properties in London. Last year research by the BBC found that there are more than 80,000 empty homes in London.

SHA told Fitzrovia News they want to bring pressure to bear on property owners and use the buildings to give homeless people a roof over their head and allow anti-capitalist and anti-hierarchical groups to meet and organise.

They say that they are against the construction of new buildings where there is enough property to…

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