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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:49 PM

Guerrilla Benchers replace street furniture removed to discourage homeless people

The Camden Council in London removed many public benches, apparently in an effort to chase out vagrants. A group of Guerrilla Benchers were offended by this, and responded by reinstalling their own benches on the sites of the old street furniture.

Camden council in London decided to remove several public benches, for the benefit of the public last year. Along with a scheme to convert all bus stops to be fitted with un-usable benches. The basic plan seems to be to move on undesirables and homeless people away as they don't fit in with the aesthetics of the area. Rather than addressing these problems they have taken the usual tactic of moving them on and hoping that someone else will deal with them...

...Due to the colossal and inorganised nature of local councils, and their cunning disguises the guerrilla benchers were not approached or questioned by anyone as they installed the benches.

Unfortunately however the drills ran out of batteries just after the first bench had been installed. In true workman style it was obviously time for a fry-up breakfast and cup of tea whilst the batteries re-charged.




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Reply Guerrilla Benchers replace street furniture removed to discourage homeless people (Original post)
DainBramaged Feb 2013 OP
Warren Stupidity Feb 2013 #1
LiberalAndProud Feb 2013 #2
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #5
msanthrope Feb 2013 #3
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #4
juajen Feb 2013 #6
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 #7

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:01 PM

1. Only in America is the solution to people sleeping on benches: get rid of the benches.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:09 PM

2. Except when it's in London.

Unless the Camden council moved to America, which would be a huge headache for the INS, I fear.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:33 PM

5. LOL

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:19 PM

3. You know what Yogi Berra said on being told that the Mayor of Dublin was Jewish?

"Only in America!"

(Robert Briscoe, sometime in the 60s)

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:32 PM

4. K&R

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:55 PM

6. I personally believe that cities all over the world should put more and more benches out

for the homeless to sleep on, maybe with some kind of cover or a plastic awning to shelter them. This would give people who want to help a place to drop off blankets, food and water after traffic rushes are over. Where's the compassion, people? Shelters are only good if you don't smoke, drink or have an animal you love.

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Response to juajen (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:32 AM

7. Everyone should have a roof over there head.

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