Irish traveller Mary-Anne McCarthy outside her home. Dale Farm residents, the largest traveller community in the UK are facing eviction from the Cray’s Hill site in Essex. They demand the council re-home them to another location within the district.
See images from today’s protest outside Basildon Council here where they delivered a Legal Memorandum to Basildon District Council setting out in terms of international law their rights to be re-settled as minority ethnic-community at another location.
“The Government has told Basildon it must provide land for us,” said Mary-Ann McCarthy, who presented the memorandum. “But we fear they will evict us by forced before this happens.”
Dale Farm, the largest traveller site in the country makes preparations to defend itself from eviction. Families fear for the welfare of their children if the forced eviction goes ahead.
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