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White hipsters, not black looters, are now threatening post-riots London The 'Hackney Heroine', who shouted down rioters three years ago, says gentrification and '£5 cappuccinos' are fuelling a new resentment on her streets
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Pauline Pearce says gentrification has left Hackney a divided place 
 

By Pauline Pearce

12:20PM BST 06 Aug 2014

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Three years ago, I shouted down young men as they burnt cars on the streets of Hackney, where I live. Now they come in beards and bobble hats instead.

Places such as Kingsland Road and Mare Street have become the trendiest places to be, but that has bought unrest of a different sort. The people who live here are not happy.

There are a lot of issues with the social cleansing that is becoming increasingly evident around here.

I try to keep away from the word 'hipster', and call them trendies instead. But it all means the same: gentrification. This means cleaning an area up and saying if you can’t afford to be here then you have to leave.

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Basically, the smart bits of Hackney are getting bigger, but sadly a lot of locals are being shifted out. All of a sudden, we've got lots of new bars, which is good for progression and moving with the times. But those who were born and bred here simply can’t afford to live here anymore.

It has caused real problems for the youngsters. A lot of them don’t know where they should go now, or where their real communities are. Many of the venues they would have enjoyed in the past have shut down. Instead, we’ve been left with these trendy places that nobody can afford to go to.

You go into a coffee shop and it is £5 for a cappuccino. I could go into the supermarket and buy the milk, sugar and coffee and have a hundred cups for that.

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Now, if you walk along Kingsland Road on weekend nights, there will be several dozen people standing outside the retro bars and clubs, and, I’m sorry to say, they are all white. It’s impossible not to notice. If the same number of black people congregated on a street, they would be told to move on.

My friend has a business by Dalston Junction, on Balls Pond Road, and she has to come out in the morning and wash down her shopfront because these people are vomiting and peeing and all sorts. This is the other side of hipster Hackney.

The riots began because people felt marginalised. They were unhappy and thought things were just always getting worse for them. The shooting of Mark Duggan was the spark that lit the tinderbox. Could it happen again? Never say never.

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There are still young men out on the street late at night because there is nothing else for them to do. All the areas that we did have, especially for the ethnic minorities, have gone.

Money has come in since the riots, and that is all well and good, but it is not benefiting the poor people. The regeneration funds given to the council have been spent, in part, on a fashion hub. How is that helping the youngsters in the borough?

 

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I’m no brain surgeon, but what I do know is that it's not right. Build a massive community centre instead to integrate all the estates. If we’re talking about the need for a fairer society, we should look into things which can do that.

For me, since I made that speech that evening, it has been a three-year journey and one that has been very difficult at times. I have sometimes wished I’d just kept my mouth shut altogether and continued on my way home.

What made me speak up was when I saw the rioters burning somebody’s car, just an innocent person who had parked it in the street overnight. I asked why they were doing it and they said it didn’t matter because they probably had insurance. How is that a justification?

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When I look at my community now, I still don’t see anybody speaking up. What we need to do is say we are all one and we need to make it work together.

London belongs to all of us. Not just those who can afford to pay £5 for a cappuccino.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the difference is these white cunts pay rent

 

whilst the locals are all on fuckin housing benefit

 

The white hipsters bring shit tothe mannor

 

the locals bring nothin but teenage pregnancy and antisocial behaviour

 

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Hipster white bitches wanting the real nigger piece >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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:rofl:

Justin has been on form recently

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pubs, bars and clubs haven't actually gotten more expensive in those areas have they?

maybe cafes yeah, but that's life - you got a Costa in Edmonton Green which is just as extortionate, its just people are charging chain prices in local businesses

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the difference is these white cunts pay rent

 

:lol:

 

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gabos

 

this aint the berlin conference scramble for africa

 

its hackney

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the difference is these white cunts pay rent

 

whilst the locals are all on f*ckin housing benefit

 

The white hipsters bring sh*t tothe mannor

 

the locals bring nothin but teenage pregnancy and antisocial behaviour

 

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:lmao:

 

boyyy

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the difference is these white cunts pay rent

whilst the locals are all on f*ckin housing benefit

The white hipsters bring sh*t tothe mannor

the locals bring nothin but teenage pregnancy and antisocial behaviour

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:lmao:

boyyy

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Allot of change has happened and it's a good thing. There are allot of places that have shut down but loads of new trendy places have replaced them. A few african and west indian take aways have shut but I dont pass through them places to tough.

I rather have the trendy places than another william hill or coral added.

My local got taken over by hipsters and I have not stepped foot inside since. People are benefiting local shop man has opened up another store because business has picked up with these hipsters spending money.

Progression>>>>>>>

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I don't see why this would be a bad thing, bring money into the area

 

I bet all the local dealers are loving it

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yeah its a shame the local community doesn't know how to take advantage and its new people who often end up making profits

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When I look at my community now, I still don’t see anybody speaking up. What we need to do is say we are all one and we need to make it work together.

London belongs to all of us. Not just those who can afford to pay £5 for a cappuccino.

 

All I can say is has she had blinders on for the last few years? That area has been like this for ages. Also I was up them sides last weekend and there were plenty of blacks out and about.

 

I'm not sure why she hasn't realised that this is the sad reality of London now. If you can't afford the prices it's going to  be hard. Even some of these 'hipsters' are realising this, not all of them have money to actually rent anywhere decent. But this gentrification of zones 1,2,3 is going to bubble over in the next few years. Overcrowding and the fact so many homes sit empty in London as investments for rich foreigners is going to spark something.

 

But until then, those people who rely on the council to keep them homed better start getting ready for when their local councils continue moving people out of London and up north to cheaper places.

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wah wah wah gentrification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and i'm just like

 

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Not gonna lie, the hipster white girls are fully on getting this (NSFW):

 

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I mean FULLY!

 

And these hipster bitches are from all over the country, decide to come Hackney, Shoreditch, etc

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na its annoying as fuck, like i have nothing against white middle class folk moving in, no doubt the area improves, but its the type of white middle class, these hipster cunts grind my gears

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Gentrification is not a good thing. This has already been established on here

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Not gonna lie, the hipster white girls are fully on getting this (NSFW):

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I mean FULLY!

And these hipster bitches are from all over the country, decide to come Hackney, Shoreditch, etc

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Whys he like this

Creep

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out of anywhere that kingsland high road strip...

 

 

MY GOSH

 

MY BLOODY GOSH

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Such a f*cking weirdo

ahh jeez 

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