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The battle in Broadway Market - On the Inside.
Broadway Market is a street in Hackney, London E8.
88 days later the ocupation was brought to an end by the Metropolitan Police on the 23 Feb. The cafe is now a hole in the ground fenced off with razor wire and covered with metal and cctv cameras.
The cafe was partly demolished in December after a first eviction but the local occupiers rebuild the premisses, putting up a roof and a new front. The space was tiny and rough and baricaded from the inside most of the time - and occupied all the time. These portraits werer taken up against the barricaded door, showing some of the occupiers. During the occupation the Mayor of Tony Platia's home town in Italy visited to give moral support, - hence the nicely painted walls.