Jess Hurd

ethnic cleansing

Dale Farm – Portrait of a Grandmother

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.”

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