Hulme Green Party controversially compares market redevelopment to 9/11 twin towers attacks

By James Haviland

Hulme Green Party has controversially compared the 9/11 terrorist attacks with the redevelopment of Hulme and Moss Side Market.

The comparison appears on the Hulme Green Party’s website, part of the Manchester Green Party.

“September 11th seems to be the global bad news day”, states the unknown Party blogger.

“While most people will consider this the 10th anniversary of the Twin Towers attack, more locally it spells the end of Hulme and Moss Side Market in its current form.”

The comparison between remodelling a market and destruction of the Twin Towers, killing at least 2,976 people was not received warmly.

Manchester Green Party committee member, Gareth Price-Thomas saw nothing provocative about their comments.

He said: “I have shared the article with other committee members and our stance is that we stand by it.”

Councillor for Hulme, Mary Murphy described the comparison as “pure madness”.

The current interior is set to become a B&M Bargains store, with room for eight other street facing shops.

Councillor Murphy also defended the changes, which will see existing stalls moved outside.

 “These people make it up as they go along, people are thrilled about the changes,” she said.

The Hulme Green Party believes the market, suffering low visitor numbers, is a focal point of the community.

An internet petition created to protest the changes has recorded 53 signatures over the last two months.

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