Photo report – Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

This morning, a large operation involving the the police and High Court Enforcement Officers saw around 75 residents being evicted from their homes in Rushcroft Road, central Brixton.

Here’s some photos of the scene in Brixton – there’s also a video here. Scroll down to the bottom to find links to the background behind this eviction and to join in with the discussion on urban75. All photos are by Mike Urban and Simon Subvert.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

The scene at 8 o’clock this morning.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police form a line outside Granville House as the High Court Enforcement Officers break down doors inside.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Evicting Matlock House.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

The soon-to-be-smashed-in front door of Clarence House.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Long tern residents leaves the street.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Clarence House was the last to be evicted.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

The last block to be evicted. See video here.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

There were scenes of violence outside Clarence House and some very heavy handed action by the HCEO.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Smashing their way into Clarence House.

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Police and High Court Enforcement Officers evict Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton, Monday 15th July 2013

Related links:

Discuss this on urban75: Rushcroft Road set to be evicted – 75 residents to lose their homes

More info:
Rushcroft Road squats in Brixton set for large scale evictions on Monday morning, 15th July
Eviction Brixton rally in Windrush Square: Rushcroft Road community fights for the right to stay
75 residents in Rushcroft Road, Brixton facing eviction on July 15th, 2013
Rushcroft Road community fighting developers [Nov 2003]
Selling Central Brixton to Yuppies [Feb 2003]
Brixton squatters face eviction as Rushcroft Road residents get notice to quit [May 2012]
Police evict Brixton Clifton Mansions in early morning operation [July 2011]

http://www.lambethunitedhousingco-op.org.uk/
Background: Petition to Lambeth co-operative council to stop the short-life evictions is launched