In photos: The silence of Station Road. Brixton arches after the evictions

The silence of Station Road: Brixton arches after the evictions, October 2016

Once the bustling heart of a diverse community who would gather in the many cafes and shops, the arches along Brixton Station Road have turned into a ghost town after last month’s controversial evictions.

The silence of Station Road: Brixton arches after the evictions, October 2016

The street used to be busy day and night, with many of the cafes staying open late, attracting customers from all walks of life.

Many thought that it was one of the few places left in Brixton that had any of the diversity that made the town so famous.

Although the arches have all fallen silent, the sound of thumping music can be heard from the nearby Lambeth Council-backed Pop Brixton ‘business park,’ where a far narrower demographic can be seen ‘grazing’ on expensive ‘street food’ and drinking pricey beer. Such is Brixton in 2016.

The silence of Station Road: Brixton arches after the evictions, October 2016

The silence of Station Road: Brixton arches after the evictions, October 2016

The silence of Station Road: Brixton arches after the evictions, October 2016

The silence of Station Road: Brixton arches after the evictions, October 2016

The silence of Station Road: Brixton arches after the evictions, October 2016

The silence of Station Road: Brixton arches after the evictions, October 2016

The silence of Station Road: Brixton arches after the evictions, October 2016

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