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Squatters move into Gaddafi house

Squatters have taken over a house thought to belong to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the second son of the Libyan dictator.
A group calling themselves "Topple the Tyrants" have occupied the 10 million house in Hampstead Garden Suburb in north London.

Members of the group have vowed to remain in place until the property's assets are returned to the Libyan people, according to the BBC.

Spokesman Montgomery Jones said: "We will stay here until we can be sure the property will be returned to its rightful owners.

"The police came to look around, then went away. The house isn't occupied at the moment but there are things to sit on."

The group said the property was managed by the Gaddafi family through a holding company registered in the British Virgin Islands.

In a statement, it said: "We didn't trust the British government to properly seize the Gaddafi regime's corrupt assets, so we took matters into our own hands.

"In the meantime, we want to welcome refugees from the conflict in Libya and those fleeing tyranny and oppression across the world.

"We stand in solidarity with the Libyan people."

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called to an address in Hampstead Garden Suburb at approximately 12.50 on Wednesday to reports of unknown people entering the premises. At this time it is being treated as a civil matter."

 link to www.thisislondon.co.uk

Nice Action for International Solidarity 09.Mar.2011 16:25

George Orwell

When the people usurp the holdings of the rich, be they houses or oil fields, or when revolutionaries hold the world accountable for fascist oppresion, its bankrupt to call for "non-interferance" and isolationism. No one is really neutral in the war against Gaddafi. Those who claim to be neutral are really just fine with the status quo, which is the economic and political oppression of the Libyan people.

Video... 09.Mar.2011 18:12


Squatters have taken over a London house.