Bank turned into food bank

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Protestors turned a Sheffield city centre bank branch into a food bank collection point as part of a nationwide action over tax.

The day of action by UK Uncut was also a protest at ‘at disastrous austerity’ .

Campaigners say theytargeted HSBC branches, including the one at the top of Fargate in Sheffield, because of its use of tax havens.

UK Uncut also reports that 500,000 people in the country are now dependent on food banks as ‘a direct result of Government cuts. ‘

On Saturday campaigners set up a food bank collection outside HSBC.

Supplies of cereals, tins of food and toiletries were collected and all will go to a local food bank.

David Kirkham, of UK Uncut in Sheffield, said: “HSBC, with a major base in our city, are allowed to carry on with business as usual as our Government make out that the poor took all the money and should go without money to buy food in the world’s seventh richest country.”

Protests also took place in Shrewsbury, London, Glasgow, and Mancheste r on Saturday.