Anti-corporate demo in Manchester: TODAY@1.30pm

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Neighbourhoods: kro_bar manchester oxford_road

Police and Bruntwood security are blocking access to the newly squatted Kro2 Bar on Oxford Road, central Manchester - next the former BBC building.   An emergency support demo has been called for TODAY (Monday 19th March 2012) at 1.30pm outside Kro2 Bar (M1 7ED) in support of community spaces and to say no to police protecting corporate interests.

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Information has been circulating that corporate property owners Bruntwood want to turn the Kro2 bar into another Tesco.  When asked this morning, a representative from Bruntwood neither confirmed, nor denied the allegation.

The space was occupied last night as a protest against the increasing corporate takeover of  Manchester City Centre.