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ORGANISED SQUATTERS WORRY LONDON BOROUGH

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Camden LBC is concerned at organised squatters 'recycling' their vacant premises, reports The Independent (p20). ...
Camden LBC is concerned at organised squatters 'recycling' their vacant premises, reports The Independent (p20).

The Rainbow Coalition are a group of environmental and homelessness activists based in Kentish Town, Camden. They seek out empty buildings, targeting local authority and government premises, and legally squat them, entering their new 'homes' by lawful means.

With qualified tradesmen among them, they repair the buildings, from repairing structural damage to installing heating systems.

Camden is not happy. 'We cannot have people taking over the buildings or doing work on the building. The council decides that,' says a spokesman.

The feature carried by The Independent examines the implications of the Criminal Justice Act on the activities of the Rainbow Coalition.
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