Squatters have occupied the George IV pub, Brixton Hill, to try and prevent Tesco from continuing their development of a new Express store in the building.
The group, called Rage Against Tesco (RAT), entered the ground floor of the building last weekend, one of them told the Brixton Blog today.
George IV Music Bar was closed earlier this year, with developers leasing the ground floor space to the supermarket Tesco for a “basket” convenience store. Residents mounted a vocal campaign objecting to Tesco taking over the space, drawing the support of local MP Chuka Umunna.
A petition against the new Tesco store has been signed by 1639 people.
Update to follow.