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Starbucks Actions Roundup
This weekend saw a range of direct action taken against Starbucks coffee shops in Bristol and Bath, in response to the ongoing scandal whereby Starbucks were revealed to have paid a meagre 8.6 million pounds in corporation tax over the past 14 years. Starbucks UK sales during 2011 amounted to over 400 million pounds.
On Saturday in Bristol a lively and well supported demo with around 40 protesters shut down the Starbucks stores in Broadmead and Clifton Down.
Meanwhile in Bath on Sunday a group of around 20 activists set up a free fair trade and organic tea stall outside Starbucks on Bath High St to discuss Starbucks tax avoidance with members of the public.