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Anti Vaxer Camp set up

Reported via mobile anonymously at 08:49, Thursday 15 July 2021

Sent to Hackney Council less than a minute later

A camp (used day & night) consisting of approx 20 tents and growing in number has set up in the park over the last 3 days or so. This includes a central cooking area where a large stack of wood is being used for cooking. In addition there are a number of signs and banners being erected pushing the Anti-vaccine / COVID-19 hoax conspiracy etc…

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  • It’s now August 7th with no attempt to move them on. There’s at least 20 tents with protest materials with signs reading “Covid vaccine killed your grandparents”. Cooking is getting extensive. The group play loud music at night and have shouted abuse and obscenities at women passing. There are young infants staying there. I thought it was illegal to live permanently in a public park and you needed a permit for a political protest. I don’t understand how the local council can let both happen. It’s fearful to walk in the park at night now.

    Posted anonymously at 23:31, Saturday 7 August 2021

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    The squatter area in the park is growing and the people there are getting aggressive with locals and their conspiracy signs are more disturbing.

    Posted anonymously at 23:34, Saturday 7 August 2021

  • Dear Sir/Madam

    The Council and Police are aware of a group that have moved onto Hackney Downs and we have already started working to resolve the situation. There is a legal process involved, but we will be working through it as quickly as possible.

    Regards

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Hackney Council at 08:05, Monday 9 August 2021

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