Friday, 12 April 2013

Reportage: Flash mob homeless protest in Leeds

A flash mob came together at 5pm yesterday on City Square in Leeds city centre to raise awareness of homelessness in the city.

City Square flash mob

The gathering was organised by homelessness charity Simon and the Streets, and saw around 30 protesters holding makeshift signs to raise awareness of the wider issues effected homeless people.

Director of the charity, Simon Sandle, said: “We had the idea of doing a flash mob with people holding realistic signs to try and give people a better insight. We’re trying to make people think about the fact that you can’t solve homelessness with homes – it’s a much bigger, wider problem than that.”

He added: “There are a lot services available for homeless people, but unfortunately the people with the most complex needs often slip through the net.”

Visit: Simon on the Street.

This article was featured on Leeds Northern.

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