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Stop the eviction of the Demovictions Squat! 

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Stop the eviction of the Demovictions Squat!

Occupiers call for support as court injunction comes down against the Demovictions Squat


On the evening of Tuesday July 12th, sixty people rallied outside the Demovictions Squat at 5025 Imperial Street in Burnaby. After hearing speeches from the occcupiers, evicted residents, and homeless people who have found shelter inside, the rally moved indoors to gather on the balconies of the third floor and chant: Stop Demovictions! Stop Displacement! and Corrigan Corrigan don't you know, the demovicted will not go! The context of the rally was that the occupiers had just been served with notice of an injunction hearing by the owners, Amacon Development. But faced with the threat of police action, the occupiers remained determined to stay, and vowed to continue the fight against demovictions with or without the squat on Imperial street.
 

The Demovictions Squatters are calling for two actions against the injunction and police threat
 

News conference about the results of the injunction hearing

Thursday July 14

11am

Outside the Demovictions Squat, 5025 Imperial Street, Burnaby

Amacon is asking for a court injunction to immediately remove the “trespassers” from the Imperial Street buildings. They claim that they intend to begin hazardous material removal on Monday and plan to demolish the first week of August, and that the occupation is in the way of their work. We will be arguing against this application and will discuss the terms of our counter-argument at the news conference afterwards.

 

Vigil for our lost homes in support of the Demovictions Squat

Thursday July 14

5pm onwards through the night

Outside the Demovictions Squat, 5025 Imperial Street, Burnaby

If Amacon is successful in obtaining its immediate injunction and removal order then the courts could be ordering police to remove occupiers as early as the afternoon of that same day. We are calling for the community and other partisans of housing justice to come out for an all night vigil for the hundreds of homes that have been lost to demovictions, and the thousands that will be lost if the Downtown Metrotown plan is passed. The vigil will also be supporting the occupation and bearing witness to any police action against the Demovictions occupiers.

 

We plan this vigil as a family-friendly, supportive space, with no arrest risk. We will have music and BBQs on the lawn and encourage you to come and bring food to grill and share with others. While there will be a couple speakers to update and discuss the issues of demoviction, this is not a rally but a place for supporters to gather and talk and share. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

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Alliance Against Displacement
Stop Demovictions Burnaby Campaign

Information: 778-708-5006 / 778-861-9306
organize@stopdemovictions.ca
 

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