Monday, March 5, 2012

Eviction at Tatekawa River - 100 officers gather to drag away one person!

Right now (February 8th 11 a.m.) the Koto Ward Government is evicting a tent dweller living on the riverbed of the Tatekawa River. Tatekawa is a reclaimed river in Koto Ward in East Tokyo; along its banks many homeless people have been living in makeshift houses. When an eviction order was issued in January, most of the people moved out voluntarily. One of them remained because of bad health. but said he was preparing to relocate. (Ward officials have confirmed his willingness to relocate.) But suddenly this morning, more than 100 Ward officials, police and security guards have evicted him, dragging him off him by both his hands and feet, and now they are starting to tear down his house. (KUISAKO Ryota)


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