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Dale Farm celebrates as court postpones eviction

by Sadie Robinson
Issue No. 2269

The Travellers at Dale Farm have won a reprieve. The High Court has granted an injunction that stops Basildon council carrying out the planned eviction until another court hearing takes place on Friday.

Cheers broke out on Dale Farm when the news broke.

Sherlen, who has lived at Dale Farm for ten years said, 'We're very happy, we expected to be gone by now. We have won an injunction till Friday and we might get some more good news then.'

Mary told Socialist Worker, 'We are so excited. I got up this morning and my chest was tight. Now I can breathe again.

The Travellers and their supporters at Dale Farm are celebrating but their fight continues. Solidarity will be needed again to support their struggle to resist eviction from their homes.

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Mon 19 Sep 2011, 17:39 BST
Issue No. 2269
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