From Dale Farm Solidarity London (dalefarmldn[at]gmail.com)
On Thursday 15th September, friends and supporters of the Traveller site at Dale Farm in Essex and activists from various campaigning groups will assemble in a flash mob to create a “cardboard city” at the offices of the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
Supporting activists and groups include No Sweat, Dale Farm Solidarity, trade union activists, Amnesty International supporters, anti-racist groups such as UAF and audacity.org
The activists believe that Eric Pickles as Secretary of State is failing to seriously tackle homelessness and that in particular three policies that he has promoted will only worsen this grave issue.
Jason Fielding, a teacher from South London who is organising the demo, said:
“The situation at Dale Farm is becoming desperate – people are scared for their homes, their children and their futures.”
Tracy Singh, a mother of two from Battersea, who will be attending the protest, said:
“Why make my family homeless, if my teenage daughter gets caught up in the riots steals a packet of sweets? It just makes me sick.”
Protests in solidarity with the Travellers at Dale Farm are also expected
at British Embassies in Berlin and Dublin to show support to the families facing eviction.
The flash mob will take place at Thursday 15th September at 5pm outside the Department for Communities and Local Government. Address: Eland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5DU.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=274085442618846
Eventbrite link: http://dclgflashmob.eventbrite.com/
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