Take Back the City went into three Law BTEC classes at Sir George Monoux College in Walthamstow earlier this week. The students had a lot of ideas and experiences to share about what needed to change for the better in London- we talked about police racism, the housing crisis and the costs attached to being a student in 2015.
The students then got into groups to come up with demands for what they want included in the People's Manifesto. Some of these demands included free transport, more apprenticeships for young people, and more housing provisions for homeless people.
The most popular demands that came out of the sessions were:
-more job opportunities for young people
-lower or abolish Tuition Fees
-better wages for everyone, and close the gender pay gap
-better training for police and a more accountable police