Last week, in Sidcup, south-east London, a group of people gathered to protest on a residential street.
One local woman told the local paper she was scared for the safety of her five children: “It’s awful because I’m worried for my kids, I have a baby of 18 months. I won’t be leaving them to play in our garden any more. Nothing like this has ever happened here.”
So what had happened? The Home Office had moved a number of asylum seekers into a property on the street, and residents stood outside the property protesting and according to witnesses, “being vile and very intimidating”. You can attempt to gloss over the actions of the group and attribute kinder motives, but stating that having asylum seekers near your home means immediate threat of child-snatching is outright racist, borrowing centuries-old tropes.Well, not really, Dawn. It might be they'd just read the morning paper, mightn't it?
The protest led to the eviction of 20 asylum seekers from the property (and the fact that 20 people lived in one property illustrates how cramped and poor the conditions were likely to be).This is how poor the 'Guardian' journalism standards now are - this hyperventilating cretin was to bloody dim to read the actual article that she linked to:
The Home Office moved three refugees into a property in Penhill Road last Thursday, which was not approved by Bexley Council.
Without giving any notice to the council or residents, more followed over the weekend and it resulted in a demonstration being held outside their home on Sunday.There's no evidence whatsoever that the Home Office moved the 'extra' people in, and the inference is that they simply occupied the house illegally.
Upsetting the council every bit as much as the residents!
Officials have also demanded a further meeting with the Home Office to ensure a situation like this does not happen again.
Bexley Council leader Councillor Teresa O’Neill said: “We fully understand the concerns of residents in Penhill Road. Our council enforcement officers acted quickly and were able to stop this property from being used in such an unlawful manner.”'Unlawful'. Do you need a dictionary to look that up, Dawn?