Squatters fight to keep Bearpit as their home

A group of people who would otherwise be homeless have taken over the Bearpit to protest Bristol City Council’s plans of turning it into a shopping area.

The activists are living in containers and tents underneath the bear.

They have turned a bus into their kitchen and get supplies from donations and shop bins.

We need to band together and form communities. We have turned this into a safe place to live and now the council wants to take it away”, said Pete.

The group is planning on staying in the pit until the council includes them in their future plans for the area.

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