People's Republic of Stokes Croft launch mugs and Banksy posters to pay Tesco riot court fees
A STOKES Croft community group has come up with a novel way of paying off court fees incurred during their battle with Tesco last year.
The People's Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) are launching a limited edition set of mugs with 12 Banksy posters to be sold off.
The profit will be used to pay off fees owed after the group lost in its legal challenge of the Tesco store which was at the centre of riots on Stokes Croft almost a year ago.
The limited edition posters commemorating the disturbances have been donated by Banksy himself. Chris Chalkley, chairman of the PRSC, said: "To help pay off our £2,500 of judicial review court costs we are offering the community the chance to be part of social history.
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"We have gone through a year of processes attempting to challenge the new Tesco development in our community. At the end of it we find ourselves fined for attempting to have a voice.
"The idea with these limited edition cups is we're asking the community to pay this unjust fine placed on us. All the people engaged in the protests have an opportunity to help Stokes Croft and take home something beautiful to remind them of the history of the struggle."
This Easter will mark one year from the riots outside the new Tesco Store on Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft. The store received extensive damage during a night of disturbances which saw police clash with protesters on April 21. Since then the store has reopened and has been trading as normal.
Those opposed to the store believe the supermarket was given the green light for development without the consent of the public. They also believe that the store is taking trade away from smaller local businesses.
The 12 posters up for grabs with the mugs are the last of 2,000 produced last year by Bristol street artist Banksy to commemorate the disturbances and help raise money and awareness for the No Tesco campaign.
The cups will be on sale at a night of entertainment in the PRSC gallery at 35 Jamaica Street on Friday, April 13, only. Live music, poetry, street theatre, and cinema in the adjoining yard will start from 7.30pm and the cups will be priced at £12 each.