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As UK occupations squat more buildings the police, [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/01/490905.html many of whom have criminal records], are flouting the law to harass protesters.
  
 
On 8th January 2012 40-50 [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/01/490914.html police officers raided the Railton Hotel], next to the train station in Lancaster, which had been squatted by [http://occupylancaster.org.uk/ Occupy Lancaster] the day before. At approximately 8.15 pm, [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/01/490971.html the police used a battering ram to break through the front door]. Once they had gained entry, the police arrested the four occupants who were inside at the time. The Occupiers secured the building legally, and displayed notices of Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 on the exterior of the building, but the police paid no heed to the law and [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/01/490970.html Occupy Lancaster are now seeking legal advice].
 
On 8th January 2012 40-50 [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/01/490914.html police officers raided the Railton Hotel], next to the train station in Lancaster, which had been squatted by [http://occupylancaster.org.uk/ Occupy Lancaster] the day before. At approximately 8.15 pm, [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/01/490971.html the police used a battering ram to break through the front door]. Once they had gained entry, the police arrested the four occupants who were inside at the time. The Occupiers secured the building legally, and displayed notices of Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 on the exterior of the building, but the police paid no heed to the law and [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/01/490970.html Occupy Lancaster are now seeking legal advice].

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Police Raids on Occupy Squats

As UK occupations squat more buildings the police, many of whom have criminal records, are flouting the law to harass protesters.

On 8th January 2012 40-50 police officers raided the Railton Hotel, next to the train station in Lancaster, which had been squatted by Occupy Lancaster the day before. At approximately 8.15 pm, the police used a battering ram to break through the front door. Once they had gained entry, the police arrested the four occupants who were inside at the time. The Occupiers secured the building legally, and displayed notices of Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 on the exterior of the building, but the police paid no heed to the law and Occupy Lancaster are now seeking legal advice.

Also on 8th January undercover police arrested 3 occupiers at Occupy Liverpool on suspicion of possession, all of whom possessed no "controlled substances". Twenty or so police then surrounded the occupied building stating that it was a crime scene and lay siege to it for 3 hours. Like Occupy Lancaster a Section 6 notice was displayed but the police acted as as if squatting was illegal.

Later this month Occupy Sheffield will be hosting a national occupy conference in the squatted Citidal of Hope.

Newswire: Eviction - Press Release: 9/1/12 from Occupy Lancaster! | Legal help required | Police Harass Occupy Liverpool at Legal Squat | Police raid on Occupy Lancaster | Occupy Sheffield Statement on the occupation of the Citadel Of Hope | Salvation Army Citadel Occupied and renamed Citadel Of Hope