Up to a hundred local people turned out to stop the illegal eviction attempt of the newly occupied Vortex Social Centre at 9am yesterday.
Building owner Richard Midda and his hired goons were met by a stirring local resistance, with Church Street thronged with folk handing out leaflets and offering support. The local plod attended and even they were less than impressed with Midda’s actions and he was sent home and told to come back when the legality of the eviction could be established. Seems that even property developers have to follow the law (sometimes at least).
The Vortex will be open as usual tonight (Saturday 27th) with live jazz and a donation only cafe.
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