The Fast Food Rights day of action was enthusiastically supported in Tower Hamlets, East London. Students at Poplar College immediately responded to the demands raised, since so many are forced to work to survive and are being super-exploited on zero-hours contracts and the minimum wage. Quite a buzz developed as word got around among students and staff. Both the TUSC parliamentary candidates for Tower Hamlets came along to promote the day of action. After the protest at the college, the Fast Food Rights campaigners went into the shops at the nearby Chrisp St market and approached the workers there to persuade them to join a union.