AN online protest against the end of the government’s ban on evictions is planned.

Without a last-minute government U-turn, Sunday, August 23 will see the end of the safety net for people financially affected by Covid-19 and are at risk of homelessness.

ACORN, a national union of tenants, workers and residents from low-income communities, is inviting the public to join a day of digital protest tomorrow.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “A quarter of a million people could face eviction due to rent debt built up during the Coronavirus crisis, with homelessness a real possibility for many.

“Just as we mobilised thousands of people to support our communities and our more vulnerable neighbours with food and prescriptions, ACORN is ready to stand up for our members and our communities once the ban lifts.”

People are encouraged to protest from home by taking a selfie with a homemade placard or ACORN’s Notice of Eviction Resistance, hanging a banner from a window, wearing red in solidarity and using hashtags #HousingIsHealth and #NoEvictions when online. For more visit