The situation at Dale Farm, is looking increasingly tenuous. Recently, half a dozen vehicles carrying demolition workers entered the site apparently to scare residents, then were re-directed to nearby Hovefields. Here, travellers were given one hour to pack up before the destruction commenced (see details here). More evictions at Hovefields are expected in a few weeks. Basildon council has authorized the demolition of half of Dale Farm which is expected to last a week, and could take place as early as September. Will we really stand by while our neighbour’s homes are bulldozed into our very own version of the Gaza strip?
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