At 5.30am today police used ropes and ladders to scale Dalston Theatre and gain entry to the buildings occupied by protesters who have been resisting the demolition of Dalston's heritage buildings since February
The protestors were shown eviction paperwork issued in the Court following possession proceedings last March
Fortunately no blood was spilt but the protestors were soon on the street and the Council are then reported to have broken all the ground floor windows before sealing up the building.
Despite the Secretary of State's recent direction that the Council must not issue the planning permission to the London Development Agency to demolish the buildings, the Council has stated that it is now free to proceed with the demolitions. OPEN has warned the Council that, if it trys to predetermine the Secretary of State's investigation in this way, a further application to the High Court will be made for an injunction.