A hipster cafe was attacked by about 200 protesters in east London, who were angry about lack of affordable housing in the area. Cereal Killer Cafe is a trendy restaurant that serves nothing but breakfast cereal in east London. This hipster cafe was targeted by this group because it is seen as the epitome of a yuppie venue which moved into a poor neighborhood that’s in dire need of affordable housing.
According to the protest organizers, they don’t want this neck of the city turning into an overpriced “yuppie infested wasteland.” The group that calls itself “F*** Parade” gathered the 200 protesters who carried heads of pigs and torches in front of the hipster cafe, according to News Max on September 28.
These protests are called “anti-gentrification’ protests” and the group trashed the Cereal Killer Cafe, spreading paint all over the inside and writing “Scum” on the outside of the business’s windows, according to News.Co.Au.
This cereal cafe has been “criticized as a symbol of inequality in the city” where it sits in the Shoreditch area of London. This hipster cafe’ is owned by twin brothers, Gary and Alan Keery, 33, and they were praised back in December by the mayor of London, Boris Johnson. He gave the brothers credit for opening this business despite all the obstacles to navigate when opening a business in London today.
The mayor’s praises came in response to a BBC Channel 4 story that mocked the entrepreneurs. Johnson said, “It is a great thing to want to open a place of work in one of the poorest boroughs in Britain.” This business is definitely one that came from thinking out of the box. The Cereal Killer Cafe serves 120 varieties of cereal and 13 types of milk.
The protesters posted to their Facebook their reasons for this “street party” as they referred to this melee. “Our communities are being ripped apart — by Russian oligarchs, Saudi Sheiks, Israeli scumbag property developers, Texan oil-money twats and our own homegrown Eton toffs.”
They continued with, ““London is our home and worth defending against this onslaught of dog-eat-dog economics. Working class people are being forced out of our homes but we won’t go out without a fight.”
Two brothers selling bowls of cereal can’t be the root of this problem. The protesters might get more action by changing their name from F*** Parade to one that is appropriate to print in the media for a start. They might want to ditch the pig heads and torches and request a meeting with city hall.