Monday 23 October 2017

Jack the Ripper museum vows to stand firm in class war fight

Dominic Harris

A museum which is set to be targeted by 'anti-gentrification' protesters who demonstrated outside an east London cafe at the weekend has vowed to stand firm against the activists - and suggested they could become part of a future exhibition themselves.

Campaigners from the Class War group are planning a protest outside the Jack the Ripper Museum in Whitechapel on Sunday in a bid to shut it down, as they say it glorifies sexual violence against women.

The same group targeted the Cereal Killer Cafe in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, on Saturday to protest against the rapid gentrification of the traditionally working-class area, hurling paint over the cafe and daubing the word 'scum' on the building.

Ian Bone, who founded Class War, said: "The fight against gentrification has basically been lost. So our philosophy is to go back to areas which have already been gentrified and start taking the fight back to them."

Irish Independent

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