The eviction at Dale Farm is set to start on Monday the 17th of October. We are calling on people to act as legal observers/human rights monitors and some of us will be engaging in civil disobedience to prevent homes from being bulldozed. The bailiffs employed to demolish homes, Constant & Co. call themselves “gypsy specialists” and have a history of brutal and illegal behaviour including the cruel Twin Oaks eviction in 2004.
The eviction, which will cost an estimated 19.2 million pounds, would involve smashing chalets and mobile-homes, and physically forcing up to 90 families, including children, the elderly and infirm, to leave the district, impoverished and with nowhere legally to live.
To become a human rights monitor, sign up to our txt message alert service here (this website may give you a “certificate warning” but pay no mind), and subscribe to our email bulletin. If you’re on facebook, invite your friends to our event.
- Please link up with some friends in advance, and have transport planned so that you can come down quickly together. You can find a map and instructions on how to get to Dale Farm here.
- There are several local groups who have Dale Farm support campaigns. Find one in your area here or start your own, and come together.
- bring cameras (video and still).
- We are running training sessions on human rights monitoring and civil disobedience — please email us for more information at savedalefarm[at]gmail.com