The police have been squat raiding like it's about to go out of fashion. Squats in Camberwell, Heathrow and Hackney were hit, and squatters arrested for a variety of offences relating to stolen goods and "electricity abstraction". The police have apparently denied that the raids were linked to tomorrow's Royal Wedding, but last week...
... senior officers made clear they would be taking pre-emptive action, including raiding squats and making arrests, in advance of the wedding to ensure that no criminal activity took place on the day.
Presumably there's some logic in that statement somewhere. The hint - I suppose - is that they're targeting squats inhabited by radicals who were planning some kind of protest/disruption. But one MP - John McDonnell, Hayes and Harlington - has already raised the question of disproportionate force and harassment.
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