The date for the £18 million pound eviction of Dale Farm, a former scrapyard which is now home to 90 families, has been revealed to be Monday September 19.
Residents are calling on supporters to come to help them stop the eviction. They are also calling for legal observers and human rights monitors to come down to act as witnesses. Dale Farm is only a half-hour by train from London Liverpool Street station. The council has threatened to close roads in advance, so it is recommended that people come as many days before the eviction as possible. Sleeping space in homes is available, but please bring a tent if you can.
On September 19 Basildon council and the coalition government, who are financing this, will face a moral challenge to explain to thousands of people and the world’s assembled media why they are choosing to make over 100 children homeless and remove them from their schools.
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