STOP TORIES WASTING MILLIONS BULLDOZING DALE FARM ESTATE
Demonstrate on Saturday Sept 10 against the £18 million eviction of 90 Traveller families from their homes and Eric Pickles’s Localism bill. The eviction is likely to happen early in September and if it happens before September 10th, we will march to Dale Farm immediately
The Dale Farm estate is a former scrapyard bought by Traveller families and has existed since the 1970s. Basildon Council has targeting half the community for destruction, and has failed to provide alternative sites for families to move to. Families have been given until midnight on August 31st to abandon their homes or have them bulldozed. Basildon have voted to spend a third of its budget — £8 million demolishing the estate and turning people out onto the road. The policing of what could be a three-week operation has an additional price tag of £10 million, of which £6 million is being provided by the Home Office.
What’s more, Eric Pickles’s Localism bill will further destroy the Travelling community, removing the requirement of local council’s to provide alternative sites.
Dale Farm Solidarity has called a demonstration starting at 1pm on Saturday Sept 10th. Join us at Wickford Train Station, a mere 30 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street Station. The march will then proceed to Dale Farm and Camp Constant, a base for human rights monitors and those who will engage in civil disobedience to stop the bulldozing.
If the eviction starts before the scheduled demonstration, we will march immediately to Dale Farm. To sign up to a txt alert in case of eviction, or to spend a night at Dale Farm so that we have a constant presence there, visit https://smsalerts.tachanka.org/dalefarm/
Buses will also be available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find or confirm transport leaving from somewhere near you.
Supported by Dale Farm Solidarity, Barbed Wire Britain, Campaign to Close Campsfield, Feminist Fightback, London No Borders, No One is Illegal, Southall Black Sisters, Unite Against Fascism, Oxford & Cambridge Trade Councils, Anonymous Promotions.
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