27th August 2011: Reclaim the Royal Mile

After having a bit of a break over the summer, we were back on Edinburgh’s streets today, challenging tax dodgers wherever we find them. Today we were on the Royal Mile visiting the Fringe, and contributing our own flyers to the mountain of propaganda being handed out. So what’s the problem with the Fringe? Well, this year it was sponsored by Virgin Money, part of Richard Branson’s business empire, another branch of which – Virgin Enterprise – has just moved to Switzerland to avoid UK taxes.

It can be difficult to get yourself noticed in a street where hundreds of other people are handing out flyers, but we managed to attract a bit of attention by handing out free biscuits. This proved to be popular with the crowds and our fellow flyerers, and we managed to strike up some decent conversations with people who were interested in our message, and a few others who wanted to know which show we were advertising.

It wouldn’t be a proper Uncut action without a disproportionate police presence, and we had three of Lothian and Borders’ finest watching our activities today. Maybe our biscuits looked a bit too subversive – we did have pink wafers after all…

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