Unlawful eviction of G20 convergence spaceTagged as:
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The Payn House squat which was opened as a convergence centre for the G20 protests was today illegally evicted by police.
11:44am: Police are stopping and searching people outside the Earl St convergence centre. They are taking people's phones saying that they have been stolen if people do not cooperate. Legal advice is to stay inside the convegence centre at the moment.
12:30pm: 100 Riot police with door opening equipment and armoured vehicles are outside the Earl St Convergence Centre
12:36pm: Police on ground floor of Earl St Convergence Centre
12:40pm: Police are on the ground and top floor of Earl St, people have barricaded themselves in on the first floor
12:44pm: Police are detaining everyone inside the Earl St Convergence Centre
13:25pm: 50-60 Riot Police wearing black still inside Earl St Convergence Centre. People are being detained one by one, handcuffed and photographed by FIT officers before being placed in police vans
13:38pm: Everone at Earl St is being detained. People are being led out the building one by one in handcuffs and are being filmed by FIT officers. They are then being placed up against a wall and searched and having their details taken, Some detainees are then being led away to police vans. Four detainees have been taken away in an ambulance, but their injuries are not currently known.
14:05pm: Earl St now reported to be clear of Police. 40 people still handcuffed o the curb outside. People who left before the raid are now being allowed back in one at a time to collect their possessions. An unconfirmed report claims that people there were tazered.