At 7am this morning the anarchist social centre at 88 London Road, Brighton was forcibly evicted, despite resistance. The Victorian church had been occupied since the Squatting Days of Action on the 4th and 5th of April. The space was intialy opened as part of a two day international event, committed to creating autonumous spaces and highlighting the importance of squatting and global networking.
Since then, the community at 88 London Road had successively resisted one prior eviction attempt from police. The space was being used as a social centre for grassroots movements, free cafes, workshops and a lot of other possible projects for the benefit of the local community.
Two of the occuping members of 88 were arrested when they prolonged the eviction by climbing to the rafters, clambering into a cargo net and hanging high above the injustice below. The whole eviction was over by midday and the council spent the rest of the afternoon boarding up an amazing space that held so much potential.
we will be back........