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Leyton Marshes Olympic Eviction

Guardian Video: Protest camp evicted at London Olympic site

Tuesday 10 April 2012: Police arrested six people during an eviction on Leyton Marsh where a basketball practice facility is being built for the London 2012 Games.

Jess Hurd Photogallery: Occupy Leyton Marsh

The video below shows bailiffs threatening one legal observer not involved in any action with a high court writ, stating he needs permission to be on public land. They then go on to accuse him of obstruction by holding on to a fence. In the run up to the 2012 London Olympics private security are being given more powers, including increased use of force.

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