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|We're Not Meat, Say Soho Hookers
- Working girls strike against council plans
SOHO prostitutes went on strike yesterday in a bid to stop authorities from turfing them out of the flats the working girls use to service their clients.
Over the past decade, Westminster Council has gradually closed down many of the vice operations that once dominated Soho and now look to have their sights set on the sex-industry sisterhood. "They shouldn't be allowed to chuck us out like pieces of meat," said one prostitute, her face covered, like her comrades, in a pantomime mask. "The next thing, I'll be on the streets, then in a body bag and six feet under."
The council say they want to return the 64 flats used by the Soho hookers to what they call "proper and permanent residential use." The working girls themselves say that the flats are not merely knocking shops but also their homes.