Art Uncut, a group with strong links to UK Uncut, is organising a weekend of protest to spotlights the group U2’s convoluted and controversial tax affairs. On Friday 24th June there will be a protest during U2’s headline performance at Glastonbury, whilst on Saturday 25th June there will be a night of song, music and comedy at the Bull and Gate pub in Kentish Town.
A statement from Art Uncut stress that this is not just a protest against Bono and his band colleagues, as a quote from the statement makes clear:
This is not just about having a dig at Bono. It is crucial to get people thinking about the ethics of taxation, and the relationship between tax and development. So far, UK Uncut actions have been incredibly successful at getting tax dodging into the public consciousness as a moral issue. If we can pull it off, this action will spread awareness of the suffering tax dodging causes to the developing world.