Traveller support | 19.05.2005 11:39
Dale Farm is the largest site in the country and is facing eviction due to lack of planning permission, part of a campaign of persecution of Gypsy and Traveller people. Essex council has another week before it makes its decision whether to go ahead with eviction and ignore human rights law and the needs of the children and sick who live on the site and attend local schools and hospitals. John and Kathleen were at the forefront of the campaign to save their homes. Last Saturday the site marched to Basildon council offices, mostly attended by the women and children. Kathleen was a vital part of the demonstration and in other ways tried to save her home. Now not only are a thousand people facing the loss of their homes and a brutal eviction by bailiffs Constant and Co, they are also mourning their kin. All our sympathies go out to Dale Farm in this terrible time.
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