Friday 14 October 2011

Eviction Blockade

After picketing at Ford and Plaza Centers, we went to help block and eviction together with our colleagues from the tenants' movement. The bailiff wanted to evict an old and ill woman but people blocked the corridor in front of her flat. The bailiff called the police. One comrade said that we are all witnesses to what is happening and if anything would happen to the woman because of being displaced, the police and bailiff would be responsible for her murder.

The eviction is postponed but not called off. In the meanwhile, tenant activists are demanding the woman get adequate replacement housing.

A number of the people present were helped by the Tenants' Defense Committee in their cases and, in that way, avoided eviction and got replacement housing. They were especially involved here, showing their solidarity with somebody who is in the same situation as they were just a short time ago.