121 CENTRE EVICTED
6-30am thursday 12th August 1999 after 18 years and 6 months occupation.
(Read the background to the story here)
This morning at 6-30am 150 riot police backed by an armed squad and a helicopter sealed off Railton Rd and adjoining streets before bursting into 121 through the first floor window. Within minutes the 8 occupiers had been removed and the council went about trashing and barricading the building. A van of police continue to guard the building 16 hours later. Another van load have been stationed at the Town Hall building to guard against anti-council action. Protests and other actions against the eviction and planned auction of the building are currently being put together.
We are asking people to join the howls of protest against the council's evil actions and the continuing gentrification of Brixton. You can do so by emailing the people listed below on our our hit list or by joining an international fax protest planned for this coming Monday 16th August. The protest is aimed against the following people whom we ask that you send a nasty message (or black fax).
This is a legal action so fax-
Lambeth Legal Service- The people who put the case against 121 and the eviction together. Fax- 0171 926 2313
Nelson Bakewell- The speculators who want to sell off 121 along with hundreds of other properties to line the council's pockets. Fax- 0171 544 2299.
Thanks, Friends of 121.
Save 121 Hit List. Lambeth Council- C/O London Borough of Lambeth, Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW. Tel- 0171 926 1000
Lambeth New Labour. Fax Number- 0171 926 2844. Email- email@example.com (New Labour are the party currently in control of the council and therefore the ones most responsible for attacks on 121. Specify email messages for New Labour- New Lambeth).
Brixton Challenge- firstname.lastname@example.org (The organisation responsible for the increasing gentrification of Brixton)
Councillor David Griffiths, 35 Abbotswood Rd, SW16 1AJ Telephone & FAX: 0181 769 2600 E-Mail:email@example.com
Councillor Hugh Jones, Room 123, Lambeth Town Hall, SW2 1RW FAX: 0171 926 2845 E-Mail:Hugh.Jones@lambeth.tory.org.uk
Cllr Steve Reed 0181 674 8316, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Ty Goddard 0171 207 0580, Email email@example.com
Cllr Jackie Meldrum 0181 671 5595, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Johanna Sherrington 0171 737 3290, Email email@example.com
Cllr Alex McKenna 0181 677 6569, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Kitty Ussher 0171 771 0202, Email email@example.com
Cllr Michael Cruickshanks 0171 926 2123, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Obi Anyanwu Email email@example.com
Cllr Ambrose Hogan Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Simon Stevens Email email@example.com
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