Folk musicians entertain villagers just hours before the eviction
Bailiffs have arrived
tripod first thing to come down, villagers caught cold
some assemble in the peace garden
bailiffs manhandle hunger striker
two activists climb scaffolding
more activists forcibly dragged away
activist climbs kitchen tent
bailiff documents the eviction
one activist locked on to base with D-lock, two others on top
activist's view from top of pile of fencing aboard flat bed truck
activist forcibly hauled down from kitchen tent
bailiffs inside their cage
banner facing Parliament
protest continues outside the fenced-off area
others catch up on sleep
...after an exhausting night
...and press interviews
The villagers held out for around 4 hours. After clearing the square, the bailiffs erected metal fences around the entire perimeter of the square, save for a strip of pavement on the east side, where tents belonging to Brian Haw and friends' Parliament Square Peace Campaign and Maria Gallastegui's Peacestrike campaign are located; plus a patch of grass where one of Brian Haw's tents is located.
Around thirty villagers continued their protest on the remaining strip of pavement during the morning rush hour, with various media present.
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