Occupy the marshes

News in Brief

Six Occupy activists were arrested at an Olympics occupation on 10 April. Occupy arrived at Porter’s Field, Leyton Marsh, on 24 March, to support locals trying to block the construction of Olympic practice basketball courts. Work on the site was suspended for two weeks because of the occupation.

After the high court granted the landowners, the Lea Valley regional park authority, an eviction order, bailiffs arrived at 7.30am on 10 April.

When 30 occupiers refused to move, police were called, who used a section of the Public Order Act to impose a maximum time period to the assembly, and then arrest six people who still refused to leave.