Hi! And thanks for visiting fortnum145.org!
Fortnum 145 is a campaign by friends and family to support the 145 people who were arrested and charged following the occupation of Fortnum and Mason on 26 March this year.
So far, we’ve been part shocked, part amused, by the awful media coverage of the events of that day. Media spin about violence and attacks has been undermined by footage actually taken inside the store. The mass arrest happened amidst calls for the police to be given more rights spy on protesters. The police have even told parliament that this was an opportunity to gather intelligence about protestors. This is political policing, clear and simple.
This website exists to support the protesters who campaigned to highlight the tax dodge of over £40 million by Associated British Foods which is majority-owned by Fortnum & Mason’s owner Whittington Investments.
We’ll be featuring blogs from the protesters and other people, media from the day and the trials ahead and putting forward ideas about how you can help.
Right now, it’d be a big help for you to have a look at our action page and spread the message about our campaign. We’re also keen to hear your messages of support and we have a form that helps you to get in touch to give us a morale-boost.
We’re not taking any wider enquiries just yet, as there’s still a lot of decisions we need to make as a group about how we’ll go about that. But if you add us on Facebook and Twitter, or our RSS feed, we can keep you up-to-date.