“Why should we be pushed out of the area because it’s become all gentrified and trendy?” asked Lindsey Garrett. At 11am on Thursday, the Focus E15 mothers occupying an empty flat on the Carpenters estate in Newham, east London, had a solidarity visit from Garrett and two others, from another protest group, New Era 4 All. A cosy, carpeted, nicely proportioned council flat, still at this point with running water, thronged with people.

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