Dale Farm eviction set for 19 September

Submitted by Matthew on 7 September, 2011 - 1:53

The eviction by Basildon council of 90 Traveller families from their homes at Dale Farm in Essex is set for Monday 19 September.

Since the High Court ruled that the eviction could go ahead, the Travellers and their supporters have been making plans to resist it.

Over the weekend of 27-28 August more than 100 supporters visited Camp Constant, a base for human rights monitors and those who will engage in civil disobedience to stop the bulldozing. They discussed the campaign against eviction and learnt about Traveller and Gypsy history and culture.

The police and council will move to restrict access to Dale Farm ahead of the eviction date. The Save Dale Farm campaign advises:

“Bailiffs and police will start securing the site the week of 12 September, and will start taking out caravans the week starting 19 September. We urgently need people to come down to Dale Farm from the 12th. The public date is the 19th, but it is written in the eviction letters that they plan on coming in before that.

“Sleeping space in homes is available, but please bring a tent if you can.”

A march is planned for Saturday 10 September. Assemble 1pm, Wickford Station, 30 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street; march to Dale Farm and Camp Constant.

• Keep updated by visiting the website: www.dalefarm.wordpress.com

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