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URGENT - Protest against eviction on Broadway Market 6pm today

catch | 21.12.2005 11:43 | Free Spaces | Repression | Social Struggles | London

Francesca's Café in Broadway Market, Hackney has been evicted today from 7am. There will be a local show of solidarity against the eviction outside the Café at 6pm this evening, please come and show your anger and support.

Please copy and send out to as many people as possible.


Sheriffs and Police broke into Tony's Café this morning, injuring one of the occupiers and have allowed Dr Wratten's men to start an immediate demolition. Within an hour the building was rendered unliveable.

We lodged an appeal yesterday with the High Court but the bailiffs ignored that and went ahead anyway. Two of the occupiers are at the courts right now trying to get a stay of execution but Wratten's men have done so much damage that it seems unlikely we could re-occupy the café.

The sad thing is that more people than ever were coming to the café and there was still a fantastic energy to the occupation.

We plan a show of local solidarity tonight at 6pm, outside the Café. Please come and show your anger and support!

Hackney Independent
Arthur Shuter's website
Broadway Market Occupation, two weeks on
Haggerston Pool campaign
Re-occupation: Metamute web exclusive
Market Forces: The Guardian, 07/12/05
Squatters with a cause: Hackney Gazette
Photos at
Video interview (30mb, 3 mins).

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  1. Naro è con Tony — sindaco di naro