Yellow vests list child abuse, homelessness and wrongful arrests among things they “stand for” in botched flyer

UK yellow vest protesters listed child abuse, homelessness and wrongful arrests among the things they “stand for” in a botched flyer distributed ahead of this weekend’s march.

In an attempt to imitate French protests crowds of activists donning high-visibility jackets took to the streets of central London this weekend to march against government cuts, among other things.

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity descended on London to make their message heard, but a botched flyer distributed by the group beforehand showed some of the things they “stand for” might not be so popular.

A leaflet, entitled “UK Yellow Vests and What we Stand For”, was given out near Downing Street ahead of the march, but included issues such as “abuse of children in the system”, “pensioners living in poverty”, “rape” and “murder of our children” among the things they stand for.

The leaflet has already made the rounds on Twitter, garnering thousands of re-tweets since it was first posted.

Since you’re here …

Real, independent, investigative journalism is in alarming decline. It costs a lot to produce. Many publications facing an uncertain future can no longer afford to fund it. This means journalists are losing the ability to hold the rich and powerful to account.

We do not charge or put articles behind a paywall. If you can, please show your appreciation for our free content by donating whatever you think is fair to help keep TLE growing.

Every penny we collect from donations supports vital investigative and independent journalism. You can also help us grow by inviting your friends to follow us on social media.

Donate Now Button

Leave a Reply