Highcross Square plays host to homelessness protest

Highcross Square played host to an intrepid band of individuals protesting the treatment of homeless individuals up and down the country over the Christmas period.

The group camped opposite the Highcross Pub, near the popular nightclub Mosh.

Homeless campaigner James Mclean described the group as providing shelter for the homeless and raising awareness of their plight, after the closures of hostels in recent years has left the homeless population of the Midlands more vulnerable than ever before.

However, the recent reinvestment into hostels after so many closures is an encouraging figure for the city’s homeless.

He said: “we’re here providing shelter for homeless who are under attack, under attack from government and from society, and also to raise awareness of their plight.”

He added: “we’ve been here for about four weeks, and we’ve had everything happen to us, we’ve been attacked, ridiculed, mainly by people on nights out.”

The group vacated the site on Wednesday 18th of January.

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