Bailiffs and police evicted ‘Occupy Bournemouth’ squatters’ camp. People living there set off flares and threw paint before their tents are removed
- Around 30 people have been living at Occupy Bournemouth’s ‘Homeless Sanctuary’ since start of December
- Group moved in and barricaded themselves on private land of speculators intended to become new luxury accommodation blocks
- But Bournemouth Council ordered an eviction notice for squatting and now bailiffs are clearing the camp
- Protesters threw coloured dye and paint at eviction officers while there were heated scenes with police
Protesters set off flares and launched paint and dye at eviction thugs as authorities cut their way onto the disused site.
As many as 30 people have been living on the closed off piece of land in the seaside town since before Christmas.
They are understood to be a mixture of homeless people and campaigners from the group Occupy Bournemouth, who were evicted after taking over the town hall in 2012.
This camp consisted of around 20 tents, had its own kitchen, a constant campfire and a medical tent. In the days leading up until Christmas, it even had a seven-foot tall tree complete with lights and decorations. Continue reading Homeless sanctuary Evicted to make way for Luxury Homes