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"class Warfare" Breaks Out In Brixton Over New Foxtons - Ian Bone

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The estate agent opened on Brixton Road last month, causing some residents to complain of “gentrification”.

But now protests have taken a more extreme turn after abusive graffiti started appearing on the shop.

Last week employees were shocked to find the words “yuppies out!” painted in capital letters across the floor-to-ceiling window.

It comes after someone scrawled “yuck” across the glass the week before....

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The estate agent opened on Brixton Road last month, causing some residents to complain of “gentrification”.

But now protests have taken a more extreme turn after abusive graffiti started appearing on the shop.

Last week employees were shocked to find the words “yuppies out!” painted in capital letters across the floor-to-ceiling window.

It comes after someone scrawled “yuck” across the glass the week before....

I haven't heard the word 'yuppie' used since about 1990!

Even then it was used wrongly, to do describe someone who would be more accurately termed a 'Sloane Ranger'.

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The estate agent opened on Brixton Road last month, causing some residents to complain of “gentrification”.

But now protests have taken a more extreme turn after abusive graffiti started appearing on the shop.

Last week employees were shocked to find the words “yuppies out!” painted in capital letters across the floor-to-ceiling window.

It comes after someone scrawled “yuck” across the glass the week before....

ironic thatcher nostalgia instagram party in brixton village - **** off

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People get very protective towards their home stomping ground......they vet the intruders closely and make it clearly known when they are not wanted. ;)

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I wonder what the recently gentrifed of Brixton think of the Thatcher party last night?

Judging by the pictures of almost exclusively white, young, middle-class people doing the partying, I'd suggest they were quite happy with it.

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Not how the 'gentry' should behave is it though? Perhaps, despite the property prices, the same sort of people live there as 20 years ago.

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Not how the 'gentry' should behave is it though? Perhaps, despite the property prices, the same sort of people live there as 20 years ago.

Gentrification is not always by the gentry. The kind of people who gentrified Brixton are not quite the same as those who gentrified Clapham and Fulham. In fact the gentrifiers of Brixton would be horrified to even be thought of in those terms. They live there because it's 'edgy'. The fact that it's no longer edgy when every other house on their road is owned by similar Guardian reading Nathan Barleys does not seem to occur to them...

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Gentrification is not always by the gentry. The kind of people who gentrified Brixton are not quite the same as those who gentrified Clapham and Fulham. In fact the gentrifiers of Brixton would be horrified to even be thought of in those terms. They live there because it's 'edgy'. The fact that it's no longer edgy when every other house on their road is owned by similar Guardian reading Nathan Barleys does not seem to occur to them...

Your description is a bit of a caricature...

The number of white middle class people in Brixton may be increasing (though we have no hard data), but there is no way it could possibly be considered "gentrified". A five minute walk around the centre of Brixton on a Saturday morning will prove to you that the Caribbean community is still dominant. While there are definitely a few Nathan Barleys around, most of the white middle class people who move to Brixton are vanilla salarymen doing a f(housing cost, commuting time) calculation, not trustafarian hipsters looking for edginess.

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