Protesters hit Starbucks in Cheltenham
Protesters took to Cheltenham's Promenade yesterday to highlight the lack of tax Starbucks had paid.
Around 11 people from UK Uncut grabbed banners and campaigned outside the coffee chain about its company's tax avoidance.
The international firm came into the spotlight last week after it was revealed that it had used loopholes in UK tax law meaning it had paid no corporation tax in the last three years, despite reporting sales of £1.2 billion.
Since the figures were revealed Starbucks has pledged to pay around £10 million in UK corporation tax for each of the next two years.
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Lindsay Martin from Tewkesbury helped organise the Cheltenham protest.
The 27-year-old said: "Most people we saw agreed with us and thought Starbucks' tax avoidance was immoral.
"A lot of people were confused about why we were protesting as Starbucks has agreed to now pay some money, but it does not amount to the 22 per cent in corporation tax, which some companies have to pay.
"We wanted to raise awareness and I think we succeeded in that and we got a lot of thumbs ups and smile from people who thanked us for taking to the streets.
"We always wanted it to be a friendly protest and we achieved that."
Activists argue taxes that Starbucks and other company such as Google and Amazon have avoid could be used to fund public services currently being cut by the government.