London Street Commune

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The London Street Commune was a movement formed during the 1960s in London. The main aim of the movement was to highlight concerns about rising levels of homelessness. They famously took control of, and were evicted from, a mansion at 144 Piccadilly in 1969, in a high-profile Metropolitan Police operation.[1][2]


  1. ^ "1969: Police storm squat in Piccadilly". BBC ON THIS DAY. 21 September 1969. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Adeney, Martin; Ezard, John (21 September 2010). "From the archive: 22 September 1969, 'Hippies' roam London after police raid". the Guardian. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

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Coordinates: 51°30′13″N 0°08′59″W / 51.5037°N 0.1497°W / 51.5037; -0.1497