The inhabitants of 87 Ashley Road woke up this morning to a garden full of cops and bailliffs here to evict them from the house that is a home to around 15 people, and make them homeless.
Rooftop occupation happening right now!
As I arrived on the scene(around 10.30 am), Ashley Rd was cordoned off both sides of the house, and there was also police presence behind the house. The bailiffs were already in the building at this point, and all inhabitants had left, apart from 2 that managed to get onto the roof. They even called a helicopter in to 'check that there were 2 people on the roof' (I thought that's what eyes were for!) As I was leaving to come and write this (12.30pm), 3 more heads popped up over the roof! Hopefully, by the time i'm back, that roof will see a number more occupying it. A bailiff apparently told one squatter, that there are plans to turn the building into offices - so not social housing for those in need at all!!
If you would like to come and support, or just know more about what is going on, please come along to 87 Ashley Rd. We won't leave quietly while they're making people homeless and turning our community into a business park!!