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The second day of the operation to clear the illegal traveller settlement at Dale Farm in Essex re-commenced this morning.
The objectives for today are to remove the entrance barricade, remove remaining protestor’s ‘locked-on’ and other impediments/barricades on the site.
Cllr Tony Ball, Leader of the Council, says:
“As always, the health and safety of Council officers, partners and everyone on the site is our top priority.
“Again, we have been made aware that there are residents who want to leave the site and are being prevented from doing so by the barricade and the actions of the protestors. Along with our contractors and partners, we want to do all that we can to help them to leave safely, and removing the barricade is key to achieving this.
“I hope that there are no repeats of yesterday’s scenes of pre-meditated violence and disorder from the protestors on the site, and that we can get on with the job of upholding the law, and clearing the site in a safe, professional and dignified way