Fined for homeless protest

by WalktheTalk in Leicester, Leicestershire, England

Fined for homeless protest

Help James pay the fine he was given for helping homeless people

by WalktheTalk in Leicester, Leicestershire, England

We did it
On 20th March 2017 we successfully raised £1,408 with 74 supporters in 56 days

The expensive controversial 'Jubilee Square Project' in Leicester has come at a time when the city council have made cuts to many services for vulnerable people, including the homeless. James, a formerly homeless man who has become a brave campaigner, has been trying to raise awareness of homelessness and press the city council to support those who most need care. James supported a number of homeless people over the Christmas period by setting up a 'camp' which was part of a protest against the cuts.

James gave up his peaceful campaign because "I don't have the energy to keep fighting". Despite a peaceful protest, James was fined £1,000 under the 'Public Space Protection Orders' (PSPO) strategy. The civil rights movement Liberty have questioned PSPOs under the Human Rights Act, saying "councils should be helping the vulnerable - not slapping them with criminal records and unpayable fines".

As well as helping James, we hope this fund will support others and say no to PSPOs.

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