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Two arrested at Dale Farm Protest

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.

Dale Farm protest at Basildon Council. photo by Ninlilzi

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