London. UK. March 14. 2022. Squatters in London have occupied a Russian Oligarchs mansion – 5 Belgrave Square. Cops have maintained a presence outside, and support is welcomed.
Source @resist_london Twitter account.
The oligarch in question is Oleg Deripaska, war supporter, one of the sanctioned oligarchs. “One of the most favorite Putin’s oligarchs as he called himself not that long time before the war. Fuck him. His property is in process of liberation and it belongs to Ukrainian refugees!”
The squatters are using a version of the Section 6 notice known as the “protest defense”, in which they do not intend to live and sleep at the property, but are instead occupying it as a protest, on rotation. This is because of the 2012 law change on residential property.
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