Today at seven o’clock, squatters were dragged out of Paddington Green police station, which has been squatted for almost three weeks.
The eviction order was granted by the high court in the past week, explicitly mentioning the disruption the squat has caused to police firearms training in the building.
More than sixty bailiffs, police and private security stormed the building just past seven o’clock in the morning. The squatters, some of whom showed committed militancy, managed to secure time enough to gather their belongs before being evicted.
Staying nearly an extra week beyond the eviction order should be seen as a big “fuck you” to the state and its police. Although it was a broad coalition of collectives who helped occupy the building, it remained those who showed militancy until the end, and respect for a diversity of tactics, who seemed to win the day.
In memory of Mark Duggan, Sean Rigg, Ian Tomlinson and those who have suffered at the hands of the police.
No justice, no peace!