Jess Hurd

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Posts Tagged ‘Traveller’

Dale Farm Protest Police Bill

Dale Farm travellers and activists gather to mark 10 years since the eviction of the largest traveller site in Europe and to protest against the Tories’ police bill, calling for the release of Charlie Anderson, sent to prison for seven months for the “crime” of living on his own land at Hovefields, Wickford (pictures on Charlie’s flattened land).

Charlie was picked up by police a the airport going to his honeymoon and jailed for 7 months.

© Jess Hurd

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Dale Farm Eviction – 10 years

10 years ago today at 06.06 riot police aimed a taser at my head (pictured). They were storming the Dale Farm site to brutally evict travellers that owned their own land. Basildon. Essex

All images © Jess Hurd

To license please contact: jess@jesshurd.com

For video coverage: Jason N. Parkinson

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Hovefields Traveller Injunction

Travellers children living at Hovefields facing eviction as a court injunction deadline banning all residential dwellings forces them from their land, Basildon, Essex.

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Dale Farm – The Eviction opening night

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Tate private event Dale Farm – The Eviction, Tate Modern.

Really chuffed to have my images from Dale Farm included in this exhibition from the “Kids Barricade”.

© Jess Hurd

Gypsy Wedding Protest C4

Gypsies and travellers protest outside Channel 4 about the adverts publicising the Big Fat Gypsy Weddings documentary. They argue that the posters stigmatise, insult, degrade and stereotype the travelling community. A letter of complaint was delivered to C4 management. Organised by the London Gypsy and Traveller Unit. Westminster, London.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

See more photos here

Images available to license from www.reportdigital.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Dale Farm at Christmas

Religious figures of Mary and Jesus, with were damaged during the Dale Farm eviction.

Travellers report that the ground and water supply is contaminated, after Basildon council bailiffs bulldozed the site, removed the hardcore and built levees and trenches. Parents also claim that many of the children are becoming sick. Essex.

See slideshow of the post eviction site here

See eviction slideshow here

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Dale Farm Children’s Barricade

Nice to see some of the images I took with the traveller children used at a Dale Farm press conference today on the eve of an eviction planned by Basildon Council. I asked all the children how they would like to face the bailiffs and these were the results:

See web gallery here

Joint project with Beverley Carpenter, who kindly printed the images.

Image from my 3 year archive of weddings, christenings and protests at Dale Farm here

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Dale Farm

Rihanna dancing. Travellers from Dale Farm ahead of the planned eviction by Basildon Council. Essex.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Dale Farm – High Court

Message left on a paper napkin outside the Royal Courts of Justice reads:

“No Ethnic Cleansing in Our Land”

Travellers from Dale Farm are supported by campaigning actress Vanessa Redgrave at the High Court as they lodge an eviction appeal against clearance of their site by Basildon Council. The Strand, London.

See slideshow here

For my 5 year archive of images from Dale Farm please visit www.reportdigital.co.uk

See traveller wedding blog posts here

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Dale Farm – Camp Constant

Traveller children blow bubbles in Camp Constant, the direct action camp supporting travellers against the eviction of Dale Farm, Basildon, Essex.

Images available  to license from www.reportdigital.co.uk

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


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