On Tuesday we went to support the second resistance of the year, this time in a much loved community garden project in Camden.
Derelict greenhouses, left to ruin for over 12 years, transformed into a thriving community garden and arts space. A really inspiring use of urban wasteland. More about this amazing project here:
A colourfully dressed resistance saw off the forces of darkness in true community style . Numerous vans of police, a dog team and a helicopter were peacefully deflected by the 80 strong resistance. An aggressive attack on the group locked on outside the front gates led to one arrest and a few minor injuries. Once the chain on the gate had been angle grinded off, those inside the perimeter fought back with heavy barricades and sheer community power. People clambered to the roof and those on the ground piled pallet after pallet against the gates. Much joy was had when, after a frenzied attack, the cops, bailiff’s and security staff decided to call it a day. The residents of the Camden Garden centre sleep once again amongst their blossoming community garden.
Here’s the pic’s:
|First cops on scene calling for backup|
|Cops quickly grew in numbers|
|Cops and bailiffs suddenly charge at the resistance in front of the gate|
|Cops pulling and kicking at the peaceful resistance|
|Angle grinding the chain on the gate|
|One arrest for an alleged breach of the peace|
|People protecting each other from angry cops|
|Cops still unable to get in….|
|The resistance defiantly move back into position once the cops pull back|
|A song of success when the forces of darkness finally sulk off with their tails between their legs|