Squatters seize Ivanhoe Hotel in Bloomsbury to highlight housing problem in Britain.
Title reads: "Home Front Squatters".
Scenes from the Ivanhoe hotel, Bloomsbury, London, recently seized by squatters. Those squatting in the hotel are protesting about housing shortages in Britain.
M/S of the Ivanhoe Hotel, Bloomsbury, crowds surround it. C/U of London Police move crowds along as they stand outside the hotel. M/S of squatters leaning from the windows of the hotel, talking with people in the street below. M/S of supporters of the squatters throwing bread and supplies to squatters standing on the first floor window sills.
A supporter of the squatters tries to address the crowd in the street outside the hotel, police forcibly move him on. C/U of the man persisting in trying to address the crowd. The police arrest him and march him through the streets to the Police station. They are followed by a large crowd.