50 people arrested at Africa House

The mass raid was carried out around 9am. Some CMS activists who had spent the night in the African squat were evicted from the squat. The police than proceeded to arrest all those who had no papers, including two people on cruthces; however they were all released later.

The raid came after a previous week of constant police harassment: Friday moring: about 25 arrests Night between Thursday and Friday, around midnight: 10 arrests Tuesday 6.30 am: 6 arrests Also some blankets were taken, pots and cooking utensiles, food, we gave the Africans some pots and tea and sugar so at least they can make a hot drink, it is freezing.