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.
The scene at 8 o’clock this morning.
Police form a line outside Granville House as the High Court Enforcement Officers break down doors inside.
Evicting Matlock House.
The soon-to-be-smashed-in front door of Clarence House.
Long term residents leaves the street.
Clarence House was the last to be evicted.
The last block to be evicted. See video here.
There were scenes of violence outside Clarence House and some very heavy handed action by the HCEO.
Smashing their way into Clarence House.
Discuss this on urban75: Rushcroft Road set to be evicted – 75 residents to lose their homes
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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]