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From: "Jo Makepeace" - webmaster@schnews.org.uk
Subject: SchNEWS 533, Friday 24th Feb, 2006
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 01:55:22 -0000

Broadway Market and Dalston Theatre squats - London


Tony's Cafe in Broadway Markets Hackney (See SchNEWS 527) was evicted today (Thurs). The building has been secured, but they haven't yet got a license to demolish. Meanwhile, at the same markets, Spirit - who runs a now squatted food shop (he has been there since 1993), has had a reprieve as the eviction court case has been adjourned. But money is urgently needed now to fight the case.

The Dalston Theatre in Hackney has been squatted, to stop the council knocking it down to make £15 million on an Olympics prompted housing scheme. The 19th century Victorian theatre in Dalston Lane, E8, was later the famous "4 Aces" reggae club - once gigged by Bob Marley and Bob Dylan - and after that was the Labyrinth club. This week a High Court judge found in favour of local campaigners 'Open' in their claim that the council had made an unlawful attempt to demolish without public consultation.
For more see http://opendalston.blogspot.com

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