Police have raided a building that was occupied by squatters in protest at the sell-off of public housing.
A man and a woman were arrested and taken away in a riot van. Another man was bundled to the pavement but later released without charge.
A sergeant at the scene said the pair were held on suspicion of breaking the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which criminalises squatting in a residential building.Hurrah! About time!
The parasites are OUTRAGED!! that their host is shrugging them off, of course...
The released man, who gave his name as Harris Fletcher, 23, said: "We’re here to protest about the sell-off of council housing. We came to support the people inside after hearing the police were illegally threatening to break in."Ummm, no. Your parasitical pals were the ones acting illegally.
Theo Blackwell, Camden’s cabinet member for finance, said: "I’ve sympathy with any protester who says no to selling off council homes, but they’ve got the wrong end of the stick. These buildings were never council flats. They were coming to the end of their leases. We’re using the money to build council homes down the road."Utter cretins.