Travellers who have been living at the Dale farm site in Basildon in Essex (UK) are being forcibly evicted from their homes today, October 19 2011. Police, using bulldozers and tasers which have seriously injured two people are removing men, women and children because, as this cabbie filming himself on youtube puts it, they ‘don’t like Travellers’. The history of abuse against travellers, Roma and Gipsies in Europe is long and dark. The threat posed to the order of things by peoploe who refuse to conform to ‘modern’ ways of life seems to be so great that any measure can be used to coerce them into complying with the rules.
For more, visit the Dale Farm Solidarity Campaign