X | 07.12.2001 15:21
At approximately 8:45 this morning 6 activists calling themselves "Sodexho
Screws Refugess for Money" occupied the Sodexho European Management Centre.
They quickly but calmly walked through reception and up the stairs, before
entering an office and informing the beligerant occupant that he should leave.
They then proceeded to attach themselves to the only lockable on features in
the office - a chair. Two of the activists were secured using D-locks around
their necks, and a further two merely used chains and blag.
They then contacted the local newspaper - the esteemed "Surrey Advertiser".
Their demands were simple - an end to Sodexho's profiteering from the
government's cruel oppression of asylum seekers.
The local constabulary arrived within about 10 minutes, but it took a further
hour before the Tactial Support Group heavies arrived with the necessary
equipment to remove the activists. During this time the situation remained
jovial and light hearted, though the very serious issues were repeatedly
restated. It is not clear what was going on in the rest of the building at this
time, though it is fair to assume that Sodexho's evil work was disrupted for
this entire time.
The bellicose former occupier of the now occupied office made repeated threats
such as "I'll have you" and appeared unduly worried about his lowgrade laptop
despite the group making lear at all times that they were not interested in
property about from perhaps a cup of char.
The six were cut free and taken to Croydon cop shop where they were charged
with Illegal Imprisonment. This was later changed, without a reason given, to
section 4 of the Public Order Act 1986 - threatening words/behaviour.
All but one were released on bail and are due to appear at ten o'clock at
roydon magistrates court tomorrow morning.
Until All Are Free!