Self Organised London
A group comprised of many groups called “Self Organised London” has taken over a huge abandoned office block in Elephant and Castle. The buildings occupation is in opposition to the so called “re-generation plans” that amount to dismantling and removing the community to make way for luxury apartment blocks.
The local residents had already been forced to leave the area by the council, by rising rents and cuts to housing benifit. The building’s occupation marks the next step of resistance to the gentrification of London that has been ongoing for years. The groups occupying the premises are in the process of making the space safe and ready for openning to the public at which time it will be offrering a hub of events, workshops, dicussions and more.
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