On Saturday 20th July 2013, 12 campaigners from Bromley/Croydon DPAC, Campaign for benefit Justice, supported by Bromley Trades Council Members, held a demonstration to support UK UNCUT day of action against HSBC and highlighting that the world’s biggest bank is a profolic user of off shore tax havens, while the use of a food bank in the UK has increased 200 per cent in the last 12 months.
HSBC Bromley Branch decided due to security reasons to close its doors to the campaigners and close the bank which was a victory for those campaigning as it was the intention to stop the bank from operating. So those gathered handed out leaflets on the HSBC protest outside the bank and raised awareness about HSBC and tax evasion, and yet in the last 12 months in Bromley 3,261 men women and children in the borough used a food bank, and those campaigning had a bucket for people to donate food to the local food bank for those in need. Two large buckets of food was donated in the afternoon protest which was delivered by DPAC to the local food bank in Bromley.
Campaigning on the Bromley bedroom tax petition also continued during the protest, and 116 signatures were gathered in two hours. Well done to everyone who came along, Bromley HSBC was closed for the entire stuff the bank protest. Please see a couple of pictures from the demo on Saturday 20th July.