BLOCK THE BAILIFFS! Constant and Co. Phone Blockade, 19th December
The 19th will mark two months from the start of the brutal eviction of the Dale Farm Travellers’ site in Essex. During the month long eviction process, the bailiff company completely demolished a site which had been home to 86 families, leaving them with nowhere to go. The eviction was carried out with intimidation, racism and violence from the bailiffs.
Constant & Co take huge pride in their work, saying they are the experts in dealing with the “gypsy-problem”. There have been numerous instances of violations of human rights at evictions they have carried out, for instance at the Hovefields Traveller site eviction near Basildon. It is not acceptable that anyone is making money out of the Government’s racist attacks on the Travelling community.
Firms such as Constant & Co need to know that they cannot continue their atrocities without repercussions and resistance. The phone blockade is our way of telling them that although Dale Farm has been cleared, this does not mean we are going away. This is the start of the offensive.
On the 19th people are also returning to police stations across Essex to be charged for their involvement in resisting the Dale Farm eviction, this action is also undertaken in solidarity with them.
To be part of the phone blockade, simply call the numbers (below) on the 19th of December. Call them as many times as you can throughout the day, keep them on the line for as long as you can. An idea would be to lead them in circles with petty enquiries for as long as you can bear it, ending with ‘and by the way, fuck you for Dale Farm!’ Be creative, confusing, surreal.
NUMBERS TO RING:
01234 340091 (Bedford)
01908 374374 (Bletchley)
If you want to also be inventive the fax numbers are: