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Picket against Townhouse this friday 7th July

Antifascist | 02.07.2006 19:40 | Anti-racism

Picket against Townhouse this friday 7th July

In response of the ongoing disgusting behaviour of Townhouse door staff and their tendency of discriminating towards people of colour, we will be picketing on their doorstep on Friday 7th July to show them that we don`t agree with their racist door policy.

Join us on Friday 7th July, meeting at 11pm in front of the Common place, 23 – 25 Wharf street, Leeds.

Stand up against racism!!!!

Related news that have been posted on Indymedia about various racist incidents in Townhouse!!!!

Denied entry to TownHouse, Leeds because of the colour of my skin
Ismaila Jatta | 04.06.2006 01:51 | Anti-racism | Leeds Bradford
It was saturday the 3rd of June when my friend and I were queueing up like everyone else, but as I look up I saw a coloured young man being denied entry, at first I though it must be due to his outfit or something else, but just before we get close to the doors, a doorman came up to me asking if we were together.

I answered yes and he then point blank said "not tonigh mate", at first I though he was joking but then as we draw nearer to the gates they just said "step out of the queue" as if we were come kind of animal, at least thats how I felt, I left belittled, humilated and discrimated against just because my colour.

and the worst thing was there two police officers present and they didn't say anything or do anything to help calm the situation in anyway. I though, as a tax paying individual I am entitled to go out and have fun just like anybody, but to be denied access just because of my colour is just not on. Apperently, a lot of coloured people have been stopped or denied entry to Townhouse, Leeds before without any reason whatever.

They might as well have put up signs saying "No Blacks" "Whites Only" because that's exactly what they practice over there. Its shamefull on the management on townHouse. how can you do business like that.

Town House, Leeds is 100% RACIST.
Ismaila Jatta

And yet again, RACISM in Townhouse club, Leeds.
Antifascist | 19.06.2006 18:31 | Anti-racism | Leeds Bradford
It was Saturday 17th June around 11:45 pm when myself and 3 of my black friends decided to move from a pub and have a drink at Townhouse.

Two of my friends arrived first as two of us grabbed a quick sandwich, when we got to the door I saw that they were still outside but not in the queue, when I asked them what happened they told me that the bouncers didn`t let them in and they were asked to step out of the queue without telling them why while people behind them where allowed in. They were both wearing dress shoes (i.e. no trainers) and properly dressed (i.e. no sportswear) and not drunk at all as we only had two drinks earlier that evening. Then I recalled what I read in Indymedia a couple of weeks ago about the same sort of incident happening there. So I decided to try to get in on my own as I`m white, and as I expected they let me in with no problem even though I was wearing trainers and I wasn`t as well dressed as them. So once I got the go ahead from the bouncer I explained to him that my three friends were with me; his reaction was to tell me that if that was the case I would have to step outside the club. Obviously to such a blatantly racist reply I tried to find out what was his argument why they now denied me entrance when two seconds ago and before telling him about my three black friends he was happy to let me in; The only answer I got from the manager of the bouncers was that they didn`t discuss the door policy. As I tried to find out the reasons behind such a racist decision he started to get really angry and stressed and he pushed me out of the door. I did not react to his provocation, instead I went to talk to a black bouncer that was there but he very nicely just said the other guy was the manager and it was his decision; you could see that he clearly knew that this was a frequent occurrence there but he obviously couldn`t say anything .

Boycott Townhouse, don`t give your money to a racist business like this.



Display the following 3 comments

  1. change of meeting time — Antifascist
  2. protest article — alex
  3. a few thoughts — Ingrid