Life has been tough for London's squatters in the COVID era. But they are working together to protect the most vulnerable members of their communities.
UK housing charity Shelter said young people had been particularly devastated by the pandemic, and many find their homes under threat this winter.
With more state and federal eviction protections expiring soon, activists warn of more related COVID cases and deaths.
For many, the city centre spot is emblematic of the "old Manchester" that developers and politicians are trying to leave behind.
“We had people reach out to us from everywhere, from Portugal and London and the Philippines and Japan.”
“People call the cops on Jesus all the time, in many different ways,” the statue's creator told VICE News. “Literally that’s happened quite a bit.”
In Toronto and Vancouver, we've already seen homeowners push back hard against housing solutions for the homeless.
Spotty Wi-Fi, noisy shelters, and sometimes, little sleep.
"I don't know if I'll be able to stay in the long-term hotel where I've been living for long enough to change my registration and vote from here."
Curated by people experiencing homelessness, it is one of many new activist museums which aim to speak the truth about social issues in the UK.
“It’s us who are guiding each other,” said one resident.
Corporate landlords filed 5,214 evictions cases in the month following the nationwide moratorium, according to the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.