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Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 00:12:43 +0100 (BST)
From: "Jo Makepeace" (
Subject: SchNEWS 304, Friday 11th May, 2001

Harvest Forestry - 6 May carnival parade report - Brighton (Sussex)

Party and Protest

Over 400 revellers partied on the site of a proposed Sainsburys last Sunday afternoon in Brighton after a carnival parade through the North Laine. Sainsburys want a brand new 'sustainable supermarket', getting rid of the blatantly unsustainable organic Harvest Forestry next to the train station and increasing traffic. Unfortunately for Sainsburys, a new store is not most Brightonians' favourite ingredient - the parade and occupation was an opening direct shot against the chain. Of course the Council still want the supermarket with one councillor saying he "would not be accountable to a public meeting". Police tried to spoil the day by threatening the soundsystem under that old corker the Criminal Justice Act but didn't know what to do with the samba or punk bands.

* Anyone got any pictures of the day? Get in touch with the SchNEWS office and we'll cross yer palm with biscuits.

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