I went along to the US Embassy last Saturday for the first of what will become a regular peaceful demonstration in solidarity with Arnold Abbott and against homeless hate laws. This is an issue not just in the US but increasingly in London.
There’s more info about the regular Saturday 2pm protests on Streets Kitchen.
I returned to the New Era Estate in Hoxton on Sunday to film this update on the situation for Trews Reports.
Benyon Estates are now withdrawing from their involvement with Westbrook Partners due to the pressure of the campaign. This now shifts focus to Westbrook in the US after the directors of Hoxton Regeneration Ltd. mysteriously resigned on Friday.
The battle for the New Era Estate continues and won’t end until the families in this precious and unique community are granted long term tenancies.
Have read of this article in The Guardian with more background on recent developments.
Finally made it down to the weekly protests organised by Class War outside 1 Commercial Street where residents of the social housing in the luxury apartment block are forced to enter via a side door located down a dank alleyway.
There is more detail on the situation in this great article by Daniel Brett in the Huffington Post.
Here’s a short doc I made for Russell Brand’s Trews Reports about the situation on the New Era Estate in Hoxton .
Then last Saturday the residents of the New Era organised a day of action where eviction notices were served upon Benyon Estates and one of Edward Benyon’s homes.