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By EMMA YOULE
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
A SPLASH of colour brightens the streets of Tottenham as campaigner Tendai Razemba (pictured) marches to oppose betting shops.
Campaigners with placards and flags paraded from Every Bodies Music record shop in the High Road to Bruce Castle and Lordship Lane before looping back to High Cross and ending at the music store on Saturday (November 27).
The demonstration was organised by the Find Your Voice Pressure Group who oppose the proliferation of betting shops in Haringey.
Tendai, 48, a governor of Park View School, who lives in Maryland Road, Wood Green, said: “I felt I needed to make the issue noticeable.
“The yellow glasses were to bring the sunshine and the light and make everybody open their eyes and see what’s going on.
“I feel that gambling breaks up families.”
Every Bodies Music - one of the oldest record shops in the borough - has become a potent symbol for campaigners since Paddy Power launched a takeover bid in July.
The bookmaker was blocked when Haringey Council refused planning permission but Paddy Power has appealed and a decision is due by Wednesday, December 15.