Protest march planned to protect Britain’s nightlife

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The closure of London clubs including Fabric has prompted people from across the industry to come together for a protest this weekend.

Spearheaded by events and promotional agency Meoko, it will begin with a march through the streets of east London, starting in Hoxton Square at 1pm on Saturday (October 8).

It will culminate in London Fields around 4pm where guest speakers including Alan D Miller from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) will highlight the importance of nightlife to Britain’s economy and culture and the need to protect it.

To add to the impact and reflect clubs’ role in the entertainment industry, protesters are being urged to wear fancy dress and bring musical instruments and other props as well as placards and megaphones.

Around 3,700 people have already indicated that they intend to attend the march via its Facebook page.

In announcing details of the protest, Meoko said: “The sudden closure of London’s most prolific clubbing venue has sparked a wave of unity across London’s nightlife community and beyond.

“Meoko has been working hard to unite spirits during this difficult time and has managed to set a peaceful protest in place in hopes to save and protect our culture.”

Fabric’s owners, backed by the NTIA and other supporters, are fighting September’s decision by Islington council to permanently revoke the Smithfield club’s licence.

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