Two arrested at Dale Farm Protest outside Basildon Council Offices
Supporters and residents from Dale Farm have staged a protest at Basildon Council buildings today.
Two protesters scaled the front of the building and put up a banner calling on Council Leader Tony Ball to resign. The protestors remained out of reach of police for nearly an hour before being arrested.
Ali Saunders, a spokesperson for Dale Farm Solidarity who was at the protest, said “It’s becoming clear that this eviction is a lost cause- Dale Farm has got to stay, Tony Ball has got to go”
Mary Sheridan, a Dale Farm resident, said: “Instead of wasting money on destroying a community, Tony Ball should be putting money into Basildon and supporting local people. This shouldn’t be about Travellers, but about what’s good for Basildon.”
By Mike Doherty