Tenement squatters have called on the city to end its ban on squatting in the area, arguing it makes people feel isolated and unsafe.
They also want the Scottish government to introduce a “permanent” ban on the practice, which would be enforced for life, on the grounds that it is illegal.
But the protest comes as a Scottish Government spokesman said there is “no evidence” that squatting is causing people harm.
He said: “There’s no evidence that people are living in poverty in the city, and that’s the argument that’s being used by the protesters.”
The council has done a lot to address that, and there are a lot of measures that have been introduced, but that’s not the point.
“But the tenement squatting issue has been raised by the Scottish Greens, who say it is a “huge issue” that has “devastated” the local community.
Greens councillor Alex MacLennan said the issue has not been addressed adequately and called for the city council to investigate.”
There’s a huge amount of social injustice happening in Glasgow, and it’s the responsibility of the Scottish Government to do something about it,” he said.”
What is happening to Glasgow is the fault of the city councillors, and the local council and councillors, not the government.
“People are living there in squatted buildings and living in fear.
The council has a responsibility to do that.”
Greens co-convener and Glasgow councillor Mary Grant said the city’s council were “doing absolutely nothing” about the issue, and she called on residents to protest outside the city hall in protest on Wednesday night.
It’s a complete sham, it’s a total sham, and they are doing nothing to address it. “
There is no progress, there is no accountability for those responsible.”
It’s a complete sham, it’s a total sham, and they are doing nothing to address it.
“We’ve had a lot in the past, we’ve had protests in the last few years, but nothing.”
Greens councillors have been in the centre of Glasgow’s gentrification crisis in recent years, where the city has seen a rise in housing costs and poverty rates.
Groups including the Glasgow Green Party and the People for a Better City have been calling for the council to implement a permanent ban on illegal squatting.
The city council said it had not made a decision on the issue.
It added that the issue was one it was working to tackle as part of its overall strategy to tackle inequality and homelessness.
It said it has a long-standing policy against squatting and that it would continue to take the necessary action.
In the last two years, Glasgow has seen an increase in the number of people who have moved to the city from outside Scotland.
About 10,000 people are currently living in the 10ements, a number which has tripled in just over a decade.
Tenement squatter Jenny Kelly said: “It is so dangerous.
Grenfell resident and social activist Ann McKeown said: “It makes you feel like a stranger, a prisoner, you can’t leave the house. “
It is a place that is literally an extension of yourself and your surroundings, and your children are the ones that are living next door.”
“I think that people need to come out and support the protest. “
We need to show the council and the government that people want the change we want. “
I think that people need to come out and support the protest.
We need to show the council and the government that people want the change we want.
For too long, they’ve been doing nothing about this issue.”
Scottish Greens co-leader, Caroline Lucas, said Glasgow had become “the biggest social justice crisis in the UK”.
She said that a permanent, permanent ban was the only solution to the issue:”Tenement owners are the biggest victims of this crisis, because they’ve paid the price for not giving up the land.
And they’re being squeezed even more, and squeezed even harder.
They’re not being allowed to have the land, they are being pushed out of the housing market.”
The Glasgow Tenements Inside Out Campaign is running a “squat in the street” event from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday, with the intention of “building a community of solidarity, building a sense of belonging and giving our city back”.
If you would like to take part, you are encouraged to email [email protected]
You can find more information about the campaign and support for the protest on their website.
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