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Bishop of Shrewsbury in demo at Starbucks

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The Bishop of Shrewsbury was due to take part in a protest against the Starbucks coffee chain in Shropshire today.

Anglican bishop Mark Rylands was expected to join members of anti-cuts group Shropshire Fights Back outside Starbucks in the Square in Shrewsbury from 11am.

More than 40 demonstrations are planned by activist group UK Uncut, aimed at 'transforming' Starbucks stores into refuges, creches and homeless shelters.

It comes following public outcry over the tax dealings of the US-owned coffee chain – which has paid no corporation tax in the UK for 14 of the past 15 years. Starbucks has now vowed to pay more tax in this country.

The bishop will be present at the protest to raise awareness of Tax Justice which opposes tax evasion.

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