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Trial of the Friern Barnet Library delayed until December


Today the Central Barnet Family Court ruled to delay the trial of the Friern Barnet Library occupation until late December. The judge ruled that the case for the defense was too lengthy to hear in the thirty minutes allocated. Members of the community cheered as the case was temporarily adjourned. The occupiers asked for as much time as possible to be granted to discuss solutions with the council. The council say that they no longer wish to negotiate with the occupiers or the community. Local campaigners and occupiers had unanimously decided to peacefully resist any potential eviction.


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 Steve Cullan said “This is a victory for the people of Barnet. It sends a clear message to this government that the communities are ready to fight for their local libraries”

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