|Demo outside Starbucks, High St, Bath, 8 December 2012|
Well, like most big issues, the switched on residents of Bath decided to take things into their own hands. Yet again, a coalition of activists from various groups (as well as non affiliated individuals), including BARF, Occupy Bath, Bath Anti-Cuts Alliance, Socialist Worker Party and others set up shop outside our local branch on the High Street. Armed with a huge urn filled with hot water, cups, spoons, fairtrade tea and coffee and soya milk, as well as two huge banners, we not only showed our discontent, but actively subverted their business by giving away free hot beverages.
More info on national demos here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/dec/09/starbucks-stores-uk-uncut-protest
BARF write-up here: https://network23.org/barf/2012/12/09/bath-starbucks-demo/
Bath Chronicle article here: http://www.thisisbath.co.uk/Protest-Starbucks-tax-policy-outside-Bath-branch/story-17547078-detail/story.html