Dale Farm locks on against evictionTagged as: constant dalefarm dale_farm demo2011 eviction free_spaces migration police repression social_struggles solidarity traveller
Neighbourhoods: basildon essex
Update Fri Sept 23rd: Dale Farm clearance delayed again, high court cannot conclude today so the injunction remains in place until at least monday. More legal challenges are racking up including requests for judicial review.
Mon Sept 19th: Hundreds of people are gathered to resist the eviction of part of the Dale Farm traveller site which is due to begin today.
Defences that have been built over months have been strengthened with several supporters are now locked on to concrete barrels and to different parts of the gate barricades with d-locks around their necks. Vehicles and even a washing machine are being used to block the main gate and a huge amount of press and tv are at the site.
By 9am this morning there has been little activity from the bailiffs, security and police (around 200 are present at their compound).
With a budget of £18m the eviction operation is set to last a long time.
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Background on Constant & Co (bailiff eviction company)