As the marquees came up and pots of delicious food stewed to perfection, the Dale Farm community welcomed a steady flow of supporters who set up Camp Constant to oppose the eviction of 500 Travellers from the land that they own. Supporters from as far as Sweden, Italy, Belgium and Germany have joined the Camp in protest of what is being called a case of ethnic cleansing in England. The sun has come out and there’s a friendly atmosphere- there’s even a kidspace for children’s activities.
Over 100 people have arrived for the first day of Camp Constant, and have attended human rights monitoring training, meetings and discussion with Dale Farm residents and banner making with the community’s children. Workshops and meetings are scheduled to continue on Sunday and Monday. We are asking supporters to come and join the Camp to show their opposition to this unnecessary eviction that will make hundreds of people homeless.
We are maintaining a constant presence of supporters at the Camp until the eviction- which can happen any day from the 31st August when the eviction notice expires. Spaces are available for sleeping and for pitching tents- get a group of friends to come down for a night or two. Get in touch with savedalefarm (at) gmail.com to find out how to support the Dale Farm community.