A masked activist has been driving around the streets of Manchester doling out free toilet roll, hand sanitisers and free cannabis.
The man – who goes by the name Outlaw – has previously grabbed the headlines for handing out money to the homeless as well as giving away free weed in Manchester city centre
In an interview with VICE, he explains his initiative.
VICE: Why are you doing this?
OUTLAW: We had a “4/20 Smoke Tour” planned, and we were going to give out some weed, but then the virus came about. So we got some other stickers printed, put them up on the van and ordered a load of stuff. Since we started it’s been cannabis-based, giving out weed and that. Then we moved onto more helping people in need and the homeless. I’m quite passionate about it – I don’t like seeing people in need when realistically there’s plenty of everything to go around.
Why was weed in the “essential” package?
I just put it on my Instagram, asking, “Does anyone need anything?” and got fucking loads of requests suggesting vulnerable people. So we had all their postcodes in a map and we went around seeing all them. On the way, people spot me and know that we give out weed – so I had some bud there if anyone wanted any.
Read the full interview here