Clifton Mansion squats: eviction party
Long standing Brixton squat suffers ignominious final curtain
(Photos ©urban75, 11th July 2011)
A community of squatters has lived in this Coldharbour Lane block for over 10 years, but after the council gave them just two weeks to vacate the premises, a party was announced to see the place off in style.
Sadly, after the event was posted on social networking sites, a flotilla of Facebook fuckwits descended en masse and proceeded to make what should have been a celebration of a grand old Brixton squat into a thoroughly miserable experience all round.
That's not to say that there weren't decent people there, but if you were one of those idiots throwing stuff off the roof and trashing the place, hang your head in shame. And please don't come back to Brixton.
Here's some photos of the night, and some comments from locals who came along.
Sad to say, the squat didn't get the send off it deserved.
I've just come back from the party and feel quite sad. Instead of celebrating and respecting this old Brixton squat, there's fucking twats on the roof throwing shit onto the people below and dickheads trying to trash the place.
Some residents have wisely kept their doors closed and only let in friends, while a load of Facebook tossers think it's cool to piss wherever they feel like it and just act like arseholes.
We left after getting sprayed by piss that some pathetic twat had thrown off the roof. Some people near us got soaked.
It's a read sad footnote to what was once a thriving community. - Editor
Up on the roof. Note the old school 'TOX 11' graffiti.
Front view of Clifton Mansions.
Misguided me sharing that Clifton Mansion party link... there was me thinking it'd be solidarity with the people losing their homes and marking it with a good old school Brixton party, there was you braying into mummy's phone and lobbing stuff off the roof onto us below. Feel sad and naive - Eme
On the street outside.
In the stairwell.
[At the] eviction party... loads of young kids there acting like twats, throwing bottles and shit off the roof onto people partying below generally making it a bullshit party. bet none of the c*nts stay to help keep the cops out.
Looking down into the courtyard.
That's exactly how I thought it would end...fucking east end rich kids. This place was not just some 'squat party' for them to spend daddys money on drink and drugs, it was an end of an era for the people involved - TFS
Two ex-squatters outside their old flat.
Inside one of the old flats.
Looking out of the block across to the Albert on Coldharbour Lane.
Getting on to the roof.
Paper confetti thrown down into the courtyard.
In the street, dodging the plastic bottles of piss and cans thrown down from the roof.
So farewell to the community of Clifton Mansions. You were a big part of Brixton life.
» Police evict Clifton Mansions
» Clifton Mansions discussion thread
» Clifton Mansions feature
« Brixton features home