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Campaigners stop evictions in Bromley and Glasgow

Issue No. 2462

Resisting the bailiffs in Bromley

Resisting the bailiffs in Bromley (Pic: Sheila Amrouche)


Campaigners in both Bromley, south London, and Glasgow stopped two evictions in the past week.

Thirty people turned out to stop Paul Rooney and his disabled daughter from being evicted from their home in Bromley for council tax arrears. 

They stood outside the house while bailiffs, locksmiths and estate agents arrived to repossess the home that Paul owns.

Supporters blame the private company Liberata for the arrears Paul faces. 

“This is an absolute example of why privatisation doesn’t work,” Bromley Unite union branch secretary told Socialist Worker at Paul’s home.

In Glasgow solidarity from friends, neighbours and activists helped stop disabled Catherine Nicoletti and her daughter being evicted from their home of 18 years.

Catherine had fallen behind in rent after a series of Tory attacks on her benefits. Her neighbours raised money to repay it.

Some 15 protesters including four striking homelessness caseworkers turned out to block the eviction.

Thanks to Sheila Amrouche and Josh Brown

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