At least forty people protested at Lambeth Town Hall last night in a bid to ‘save’ their homes from demolition, and halt evictions.
“It’s a corporate council, not a cooperative council,” said local business owner and campaigner, Rashid Nix.
Nix and other protestors led the crowd in chants of ‘Social housing, not social cleansing’, while banners and placards bore the slogans ‘One whole community sold out by Labour’, and ‘Southwark says: Hands off our homes’.
The protest took place as a full council meeting went ahead inside the Town Hall, where a petition – now with over x signatures – was handed over to councillors.
The council has yet to make a decision on the contested redevelopment of the sites.
Residents of Loughborough Park have launched a petition against the eviction of vulnerable residents on the Guinness Trust estate.
Lambeth United Housing Co-operative’s petition has reached over 2,500 signatories.