Manchester City Council permit lapdance advertising
Posted by charliegrrl on June 26, 2007
A while ago, I posted about Caged Asylum, a metal lapdancing club in Manchester. The lad in this photo was handing out leaflets on a saturday afternoon in Manchester city centre, advertising the lapdancing club, so I confiscated the leaflets and told him to piss off.
Recently, he has resorted not only to handing out leaflets but standing with a huge placard advertising the club.
This time, I walked over to him, grabbed his placard, broke it and ran off with it. Unfortunately he was less passive this time, and chased me so I had to run into H&M. I hung around thinking, he’ll go soon, so after a while I disposed of the placard and went to the exit. He was there waiting for me. As I tried to walk out, pretending like nothing had happened, he started pushing me around, not letting me leave the shop, as he said the police are coming for me. He punched me a few times, so I was pushing him back to try and get away, cos I didn’t want the police involved. I told him to stop being violent with me, he said he wasn’t being violent, he was just pushing me… A guy intervened to try to reason with him, asking him why he was beating up on me. He said that he is allowed to advertise the lapdancing club as he has permission from the council (showing us his pass) and that it is none of his business. By this time, a few men had come over to assist. The lad was still pushing me around, so they held him back while I ran off. I was lucky that time.
Now this has made me pissed off. How does the lapdancing club have the audacity to leaflet in the high street with a huge placard? They have lots of campaign material posted all around the city. A few of us have been ripping them down.
So I’m complaining to the council. They should not give the lapdancing club permission to advertise in the street. They are handing out leaflets with images of women in cages. It’s not right.
If anyone else has seen Caged Asylum advertising in Manchester and wishes to complain…or would like to pretend they live in Manchester and wish to complain…then here are the contact details…
Manchester City Council Licensing Unit
Manchester City Council
Regulatory & Enforcement Services
The Licensing Unit
Room 1012, Level 1
Town Hall Extension