rikkiindymedia(At)gmail(d0t)com (rikki) | 15.07.2010 22:22 | London
after delaying a further week, at 9am tomorrow morning the high court will hand down the ruling on the appeal by the democracy village against eviction.
at 9am tomorrow friday 16th july, in court 71, the high court will hand down its ruling on the appeal against eviction. the appeal was based on points of law, and especially challenged the right of the GLA to act on behalf of the queen, questioning who actually owns the square after the queen was apparently given the land by parliament in 1999!
if the court rules the appeal unsuccessful, then bailiffs may be aided by police to clear parliament square of the ten-week long democracy village camp.
although it is difficult to predict when this eviction attempt might be, if the high court rules against the appeal activists are invited to come to parliament square to help plan and aid resistance to any attempted eviction.
while there are indeed still problems with an influx of a large number of homeless people, many with substance abuse and mental health problems, there are still a committed core of activists who are making some headway and are serious about the protest in the square.
recent innovations have included the removal of donation systems (which were being abused by alcohol-dependent people) although donations of food and shelter are still welcome.
last night there was an activists' gathering at the square and nearly a hundred people attended. there has also been a fresh wave of committed peace activists at the site.
support at the high court and afterwards at the square is very welcome.
Original article on IMC London: http://london.indymedia.org/articles/5272