For weeks, Southwark Council, despite the fortifications they have built, have failed to stop us coming and going from the part of the Aylesbury that falls within the “First Development Site”, ie everything west of Portland Street and south of Westmoreland Street. All they have achieved isto outrage the residents still living in the block who now have to negotiate their way through a militarised zone to get home. The fortifications are likely illegal and are unsafe.
Today, the council’s siege became more effective. They first tried to illegally break into the occupation and, having failed, are now blocking all doors from which people need to come and go in order to get basics like food.
Solidarity for those inside the occupation!
Don’t let the occupation end!
Demo at 6pm tonight! Meet at the front of the occupied building, on the corner of Portland Street and Albany Road.