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Police evict Brixton Clifton Mansions in early morning operation

After last night’s eviction party, the police came in mob handed to throw out the remaining residents of the long standing Brixton squat at Clifton Mansions.

A large police presence was in attendance, with over ten police vans backed by specialist units and the fire brigade, while a helicopter noisily buzzed overhead from 7.30am.

Coldharbour Lane was blocked off and police entered  the mansion block around 9:15am, and met with little resistance.

It’s a real shame to see another long term community being turfed out of central Brixton, and I don’t think the area is going to be any better for the inevitable “luxury apartments” that will soon take over this space.  It’s a sad day.