7pm Wednesday 19th January
at Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, London WC1 8TN
Dale Farm is the last major surviving Traveller site in Essex, following a series of brutal evictions elsewhere over the years. There are around 1000 residents altogether. Those now facing eviction (yet again) since they took over a scrap yard next door to a long established legal site. The local Council is determined to drive all the Travellers out of the area. This is what they did recently when they evicted Hovefield, hounding families relentlessly until they were gone. They have promised to clear Dale Farm before the next Council elections.
All legal processes are exhausted. The families await the 28 day notice that is all that stands before the threatened violent eviction by the racist bailliffs Constant & Co. The Council knows the families will resist, and have asked for an extra £10 million towards policing costs. We intend to help them do so!
60 years after the Holocaust genocide of Roma by the Nazis, European governments are once against persecuting Travellers.
We’ll be getting updates , including a recent short film; discussing the situation; and looking at ways we can help the residents resist the impending eviction.