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Occupy Nottingham were due to have their day in court this week, after their eviction papers had been served courtesy of Nottingham Council. Nottingham's Occupiers have made it through the winter and out the other side, camped up at Market Square. The judge has put back their case to April 5th, as the protesters asked, as the council, in a bid to fast track the eviction, did not follow proper court procedures. The letter their solicitors sent to the courts prior to the hearing had not been given to the Judge by the court clerks, and the council's solicitor did not ensure the Judge had copies of all the relevant paperwork for the case.
The Occupiers have tried to be nice about their stay, and have done their best to avoid confrontation with the council, who claim that the Occupiers create a mess in their otherwise pristine central square. Occupy Nottingham have already moved once (within the Square) as per the council's request. Compared with the bands of fighting, drunken littering idiots that pass through the town centre, the Occupiers have been as courteous as anyone could expect. They do have an annoying tendency to go on about how bad capitalism is, and how the present system ought to be changed for a better one. Even though its unlikely that many who work at Notts council are members of the 1%, it's clear where their loyalties lie.
Alongside their legal battle, Occupy Nottingham are circulating this petition:
“The decision of Nottingham City Council to evict the Occupy Camp when the camp had already agreed to relocate appears to be an unnecessary, over the top, exercise of power that is a breach of trust.
It appears to be an attempt to humiliate a group who have shown dedication and endurance over the winter by surviving on the market square. We call on the council to restore their credentials as respectors of democratic dissent.”
Russian anti-fascist unfairly imprisoned under Putin's new house rules.
Squatted community social centre and veg shop opens in Lewes.
UPDATE: They finally coughed up. After two days of consistent hassling by activists at the Department for Transport earlier last month, during which one person got nicked, the DfT sheepishly released the previously top secret (read: problematic and embarrassing) documents about the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
Anti-cuts protesters block Lord Freud's Highgate London home and stage "evict a millionaire" demo.
New Squat Law Fails In Court
With protestors gearing up for a second round of resistance there could be 'diversions ahead' for the East Sussex County Council and the road backing scum Trinity College in the University of Cambridge.
Recent announcement by Environmental Agency grants permits to EDF aiding the production of nuclear energy at Hinkley Point C.
If the “world leaders” heading to Enniskillen in June were hoping for an easy protest-free ride they were sadly mistaken