EVICTED – BUT THIS CAMPAIGN IS FAR FROM OVERPosted: February 25, 2006
Taken for the website of the occupation of 34 Broadway Market.
EVICTED – BUT THIS CAMPAIGN IS FAR FROM OVER
As you may have heard, the occupation was evicted from 34 Broadway Market on Thursday morning after nearly 4 months. The cops supplied the full riot squad treatment, though this was gradually stepped down, and no one was hurt. Typically the police cameraman videoed the group of 20 or so protestors outside the cafe throughout and they deployed metal barriers to keep us at bay. As usual, when members of a community protest they – and not the developers who have been handed the area on a plate – are the ones treated like animals.
So, for now we are out but definitely not over. Negotiations with ‘community minded’ developer Dr Wratten are still on and we are pursuing our plans for a community redevelopment of the site – watch this space for more news!
In the meantime, we need to keep the pressure on the council to make sure that, eviction or no eviction, we get justice for Spirit and Tony.