The forces of darkness stalled by a peaceful demonstration outside the squatted property. On talking to the occupants we learnt that the building had been empty for 13 years and it had now been put back into use as a home for fourteen individuals. A hearty cooked breakfast was enjoyed by the 50 strong turn out and there was much celebration when the bailiffs decided not to go ahead with the eviction. This resistance was back in May, to our knowledge the property still remains squatted to this day.
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Once again the corporate 0lympics have outdone themselves in the exclusion of local people;both the BBC and Al Jazeera have taken over a number of the upper floors in two residential tower blocks overlooking the olympic site. The residents being temporarily moved. In the spirit of exclusion ER believes the council have turned a blind eye to this.
Private security now control entry to the tower blocks for all residents.This control is so total that residents have been denied access to their homes because of an apparent security breach at the BBC suite or residents home as ER would like to call it.When police were called to the scene you will not be surprised to find they sided with the private security, further denying access to legitimate residents.There was no security breach, but ER fully expect the residents to be further excluded during the corporate games.
A source has told ER there are plans to further gentrify the Stratford area with the demolition of the two tower blocks, with the land being made available for yet more corporate development and greed at the expense of local people. Watch this space for further updates.
|‘But I just popped out to get some milk!!!’
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