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British Police Take Control of Illegal Travellers Camp

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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British police needed sledgehammers and taser guns to take control of an illegal settlement of Irish travellers east of London. Police moved in early Wednesday to evict the settlers, who lost a series of court battles to stay in the camp where they had lived for more than a decade. Officers were met with a […]

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British Police Begin Clearing Illegal Camp

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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British police have begun evicting a group of Irish travellers from a farm where they have lived illegally for more than a decade. Witnesses say fires were burning across the camp as police in riot gear moved into the area early Wednesday. More than 80 families are resisting efforts to be evicted. A London appeals […]

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UN Advisor: Britain Breaking International Law on Evictions

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations advisor says Britain is breaking international law by evicting hundreds of people from an illegal travelers’ camp in an area east of London. Yves Cabannes, a member of the U.N. Advisory Group on Forced Evictions, said Wednesday moving the Irish Travellers from the site violates international human rights law, particularly the right […]

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