Travellers and supporters (Travellers Solidarity Network) congregate at Victoria Station in London, to march a short distance to the Department for Communities and Local Government. Their grievance, not only that 83 people were made homeless when Dale Farm was forcefully and aggressively evicted, but many other individuals, families and communities have faced the same treatment over the years.

The Dept for Communities and Local Government (Eric Pickles MP) have changed policies that remove the duty of local authorities to provide traveller sites and instead have increased powers to evict travellers.

Campaigners say that “Dale Farm is only the biggest example of the cycle of evictions, racism and harassment that Travellers face on a daily basis.

“Their close-nit community has been destroyed by bulldozers and their former home has filled with stagnant water, sewage and toxic material, whilst residents have struggled to survive with electricity and running water.

“The state is proactively criminalising the travelling way of life, forcing many families into ‘bricks and mortar’ accommodation against their will.”

For more information contact; travellersolidarity@riseup.net

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