Tuesday 27 September 2016

Footage emerges of riot against cereal cafe owned by Irish twins

Sarah Jane Murphy

Published 28/09/2015 | 17:36

During the video, one of the brothers can be heard saying:
During the video, one of the brothers can be heard saying: "I'm really worried they are going to break the glass." Photo: PA

This shocking video footage shows the Cereal KIller Cafe in Shoreditch, London coming under attack from anti-gentrification protesters at the weekend.

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The cafe is owned by Irish twin brothers Alan and Gary Keeny, who estimate there were around 200 protesters outside the business.

"They had paint bombs, fire torches and were burning effigies of the police," Alan told Press Association.

"Both customers and staff barricaded themselves inside the building."

During the video, one of the brothers can be heard saying: "I'm really worried they are going to break the glass."

Mr Keeny says there were approximately 15 customers on the premises during the sustained attack and some of

"We are lucky that they didn't get inside," he said.

"I think that an anti-gentrification protest is a very valid point but attacking a small business is almost bullying," he concluded.

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