Operation Solidarity – Day 81

to our friends,

for today we have this contribution from vice about one of the beautiful soli actions that took place in london.

To kick 4 anarchists out of the occupied mansion of pro-Kremlin Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, London police carried out a special operation at a cost of £81,000.

On the 14th of March, anarchist squatters occupied a mansion linked to Oleg Deripaska. In a statement, the protesters said, «Russian oligarchs: You occupy Ukraine, we occupy you». They announced that the building was going to be used to open centres for refugees from Ukraine and people of all nationalities. But very soon the police carried out a massive operation to evict the anarchists, using 176 police officers, 9 police cars, a hoist and a helicopter.

VICE estimates the cost of such an operation to protect Deripaska’s mansion to be £81,112.10. Operation Solidarity have shared their thoughts with the British publisher on these funds, saying they could have been used to help a volunteer initiative in Ukraine.


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