Olympic protest declared unlawful

 

Protesters camping at Leyton Marshes in east London to stop the construction of Olympic training facilities have failed to block a High Court eviction order.

Residents opposed to the temporary basketball courts were joined by activists from Occupy London. On Wednesday, a judge ordered them to stop the "unlawful activity" and granted a possession order to Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

Yesterday, the activists attempted to oppose the order at a hearing in the court, but their efforts failed because none were willing to be named as residing at the camp.

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