Tower Hamlets Schoolchildren Protest For Safe Streets

Children protesting in the pouring rain celebrated seeing off Tower Hamlets council workers as the Mayor is accused of “cloak and dagger” tactics to rip out a safer streets blockade.Police were called to the protest attended by primary school pupils and their parents trying to protect traffic restrictions around Chisenhale school in Bow.Lutfur Rahman, the mayor of Tower Hamlets, had ordered workmen to remove the planters and seats that the pupils helped build around Chisenhale school in Bow “under the cover of darkness”, parents claimed.But kids lay down in front of the workmen who gave up trying to dismantle the planters by 9.30pm to cheers from the protesters.