Sunday, December 04, 2005

The end of London's oldest squat

UK Police have ejected residents from London's oldest squat. The St. Agnes Place squatters, who held their homes for a generation, have been evicted, the BBC reports.

I don't know all the facts, but why couldn't the squatters t go to court to argue adverse possession, as they had openly and notoriously held their homes for 30 years? And why couldn't the council work out a deal to save some of the buildings, which are likely better than anything new that will be built. Anyone who knows more, please advise.

Here's a more realistic appraisal, from a former resident, via The Guardian.

1 comment:

Anonymous said... is part of the story.

The guardian article represents largely another part.
The whole saga is one of corruption, racism and huge human rights abuse right under the eyes of cenral parts of London.
It is a story of siege, unofficial curfew, brutality, deceipt and now intimidation to keep the news down.