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Naomi Benjamin RIP

Former partner mourns van victim

Prison Van Kills Brixton Local

Tensions in Brixton are running high after well known local Naomi aka Gully was killed by a prison van early yesterday evening. The young woman was allegedly dancing in front of the van and witnesses claim the van drove towards her and she leapt onto the van grabbing at the windscreen wipers.

The driver refused to stop forcing the woman under the wheels. The driver has been arrested although so far it has not been released what for.

Angry crowds gathered with several objects being thrown at police and the prison van’s front window was smashed. Naomi, with her distinctive red leather Marlboro jacket, was often to be found in the Town Square and will be missed by many.

pic from here

Food Reclaimed!

Reclaim Your Food successfully distributed vegan food in Brixton Town square today despite two arrests the previous week for the same activity.

A minimal police presence was maintained photographing everybody present but spirits were kept high and there are definitely worse ways to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Between 50 and 60 folk were present at it’s busiest, many of them local and many shocked at the police surveillance some of us have come to expect.

Here’s some (fairly ropy) pics:

In other parts of Brixton it was business as usual

Reclaim Your Food: Call For Support

There is a call-out for people to come down to the next RECLAIM YOUR FOOD in Brixton on SUNDAY 9TH MARCH approx 3pm.

This free food and info giveaway has been coming under increasing attack from the local cops. Last week two people were arrested for failing to disperse under a spuriously argued Dispersal Order.

SUNDAY 9TH MARCH approx 3pm
BRIXTON TOWN SQUARE
opp BRIXTON LIBRARY

Bring food to share. Instruments. Sound Systems. Practical Social Activities. Or just yourself!! All welcome.

more info at http://indymedia.org.uk/

2 Arrests for Vegan Curry!

Now we’ve had some dodgy food in squats and social centres in the past but the actions of Brixton plod last Sunday are a touch over the top.

Lambeth based Reclaim Your Food have been distributing free Sunday lunches in Brixton Town Square for several weeks but it seems that the noble boys in blue intend to stamp out this nefarious practice.

Two people were arrested last week when the police declared the distribution of free food to be illegal claiming it attracts HOMELESS people who might use DRUGS! Another spurious justification given by the Met is that it was affecting local businesses ability to trade.

With Mcdonalds and KFC both occupying prime spots in Brixton centre Reclaim Your Food are showing a blatant disregard for the rights of multi-nationals to make a profit. Free trade does not mean Free!

The godless communists have vowed to meet in the square again this Sunday, opposite the Ritzy from 2/3pm.

More pics and info on indymedia