Hiding somewhere among the 1970s Soviet-style towerblocks, this reeeealy important public campaign/opportunity to spew some kind of invective was found:
"No Starbucks in Whitechapel!"Should anyone actually locate that character in one of these chillingly named “tower hamlets” of aesthetic interest , contact a noisy local activist immediately – and demand an explanation why this would matter.
By Angela Saini
Protestors claim that the new Starbucks store on Whitechapel High Street will damage the East End's unique character
Update: character found. The kind that wants to recreate Kristallnacht.
A fire bomb was hurled into the premises of a cafe and coffee bar in London’s East End in the early hours of this morning. It was one of a series of ‘hate’ incidents in Whitechapel which have included anti-Semitic graffiti, believed to be linked to protests over Israel’s operations in Gaza. The thugs hurled the petrol bomb through the front glass door of Starbucks in Whitechapel Road, 300 yards from Brick Lane, at 1am. The manager was trapped in the office at the back and saw the intruders smashing their way into the premises on the CCTV and had to stay hidden.