Part 1: We are the World Record Holders for the Worlds Longest Group Hug! a positive protest at inactivity on the homelessness crisis in the UK


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Originally published at: http://news.focallocal.org/2018/10/09/part-1-we-are-the-world-record-for-the-worlds-longest-group-hug-a-positive-protest-at-inactivity-on-the-homelessness-crisis-in-the-uk/

A little late, but here’s my account of our World record breaking hug marathon, which we undertook just before Xmas in 2017 to raise awareness for the ever increasing homelessness crisis in the UK – and to promote our effort to bring communities together to support societies most vulnerable ourselves, as the UK government is ignoring them. Everyone can get involved and find effective ways to help people who are homeless near them to begin building a better future on The Brighter Tomorrow Map Questions: 1) Is it an official World Record? a) Maybe. Our main camera our GoPro was on low quality to save space, and the quality makes it difficult to see the clock. If anyone is good enough to clean the footage up and make the clock visible, then we can submit it, although it looks too poor to recover. You can see it, and the witness statements here. The record was always secondary to meeting politicians and raising awareness, and we all know we smashed the previous record. 2) A Protest, Doesn’t Focallocal Advocate Exploring Positive Alternatives to Protesting? a) Generally yes, although we can totally get behind protests which are using positivity to draw attention to an…