Bailiffs evict squatters from Bournemouth site

Violent clashes have broken out as bailiffs and police tried to clear an unauthorised squatters camp in Bournemouth.   

Protesters set off flares and launched paint and dye at eviction officers as the authorities cut their way onto the disused site.  

As many as 20 people have been living in the closed off piece of land in the seaside town since before Christmas. 

They are understood to be a mixture of homeless people and campaigners from the group Occupy Bournemouth, who were evicted after taking over the town hall in 2012.  

This camp consisted of around 20 tents, had its own kitchen, a constant campfire and a medical tent. In the days leading up until Christmas, it even had a seven-foot tall tree complete with lights and decorations. 

Enforcement officers moved onto the camp at about 11am on Tuesday and were met with resistance from protesters who attempted to barricade the front gates with wooden pallets and masonry.

The entrance was soon cleared and bailiffs set about clearing the camp, but protesters made life difficult by hurling blue dye and powder paint at the bailiffs. 

Organisers who established the site have now slammed Bournemouth Council for their attitude towards homelessness, labelling their stance 'disgusting'.

Enforcement officers moved onto the camp at about 11am on Tuesday and were met with resistance from protesters who attempted to barricade the front gates with wooden pallets and masonry 

Enforcement officers moved onto the camp at about 11am on Tuesday and were met with resistance from protesters who attempted to barricade the front gates with wooden pallets and masonry 

Protesters set off flares and launched paint and dye at eviction officers as the authorities cut their way onto the disused site 

Protesters set off flares and launched paint and dye at eviction officers as the authorities cut their way onto the disused

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