The Friern Barnet library is in court on Wednesday 10th October
The Friern Barnet library is in court on Wednesday 10th October at 10am. Conservative Councilor Rams has said that it is his intention to board the Library up within two days of a possession order, if it is granted. The possible eviction puts some five to six thousand donated books at risk of being destroyed. An emergency meeting was held in the Library attended by members of Occupy London, Barnet Alliance for public services, Save Friern barnet Library Campaign and concerned community members. The decision to peacefully resist any potential eviction was reached unanimously.
Weekly meetings between the occupiers, local campaigners and council officers have been held to discuss solutions for the previous four weeks. The Occupiers along with the community have repeatedly asked for the court case to be either dropped or delayed to facilitate negotiations.
The Library was Occupied on the 5th of September and reopened on the 8th with participation from the locals who had been campaigning to save their library for over a year.
Occupy London activist “People come in every day dropping off books, bringing their children in, telling us how wonderful it is to have their library back. The fact that ordinary people are willing to resist a forcible eviction shows just how far this government has gone against the public.”