Dear PlushSE16 Community,
We stand united, our voices echoing through the streets, as we came together for the first #nopriceonculture protest. The energy was palpable, the resilience undeniable, and the commitment to preserving our community's culture unwavering, although we were few our presence sparked a massive interest in face-to-face conversations on the issue of displacement.
Recapping the #nopriceonculture Protest: A Vibrant Display of Unity
The streets around PlushSE16 were alive with passionate passersby, businesses, and community members rallying to and from the Millwall game and members of the community that stood in the cold and engaged in social contact against the loss of culture, jobs, and the heart of our neighbourhood.
As we waved our SavePlushSE16 protest boards high and chanted in unison, we became a force that couldn't be ignored. Armed with the vocals on a PA system taking turns to upload the message, it was a step into what many of us find uncomfortable.
For the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, we are not the first to take a stand and march the streets especially in the UK but disrupt our peace and then suddenly the unusual can quickly become our norm especially when standing up for the right reasons and against injustice.
The images captured on this day tell a story of resilience, strength, and a shared determination to protect the places that make our community unique. From heartfelt speeches to creative expressions of support, the protest was a powerful first testament to the spirit of PlushSE16.
What Comes Next: Stay Tuned for Future Protests
The #nopriceonculture movement doesn't end here. The protest was just the beginning—a rallying cry that echoed sign-ups, and conversations through our streets and reverberated beyond our community. The fight continues to protect our local businesses, preserve cultural spaces, and stand against displacement.
Stay tuned to our social media channels for updates on future protests, events, and opportunities to make your voice heard. We're not done. We're just getting started.
How You Can Stay Involved:
Follow Us on Social Media: Keep a close eye on our social media platforms for real-time updates, behind-the-scenes moments, and announcements about upcoming events. Your support matters, and every like, share, and comment fuels our movement.
Spread the Word: The power of the #nopriceonculture movement lies in our collective voice. Please share your experiences from the protest, spread awareness about the challenges we face, and encourage others to join the cause.
Get Involved Locally: Attend community meetings, engage with local organisations, and connect with fellow community members. The strength of our movement grows when we come together, share ideas, and collaborate on impactful initiatives.
Support Local Businesses: The heart of our community is our local businesses. Continue to support them, whether it's through patronage, positive reviews, or simply spreading the word about the incredible offerings they bring to our neighbourhood.
In Closing: The Spirit of PlushSE16 Endures
As we reflect on the #nopriceonculture protest, let's carry the energy, passion, and unity forward. Together, we can make a lasting impact, and the spirit of PlushSE16 will endure, resilient and unwavering.
Thank you to everyone who stood with us, who is sharing posts online in WhatsApp app stories and bringing the conversation to LinkedIn especially.
Remember, the fight for culture, community, and the heart of PlushSE16 continues and sets a presidential stance against developer and landlord injustice against the community everywhere.
Displaced & Forever Resilient
The PlushSE16 team
Pictures from the PlushSE16 #nopriceonculture protest