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Thursday November 24, 2011 22:58 by Anti Eviction Task Force - People's Association Watchdog / DOHL
Repossessed family homes are up for auction again this week as speculators set out to profit from the misery of families made homeless by the austerity measures introduced by the government to pay bankers and bond holders.
Vultures are back
The Anti Eviction Task Force will be protesting outside the 5 star Shelbourne Hotel, where among the 112 lots being sold by Allsop are the repossessed homes of evicted families.
The People's Association Watchdog and Defend our Homes League will also be protesting at the event to highlight the increasing number of homes under threat by the shameful demands of the banks, the same banks that every man woman and child are continuing to pay for and will for generations to come.
A spokesman for The Anti Eviction Task Force, Jim McKay, said " I was at the last protest outside the Shelbourne and I will be once again travelling from Galway to attend this one, protests like this are a very important opportunity for us all to stand in solidarity with those worst affected by the governments lack of policy on the issue".
His words were echoed by the co-founder of the Anti Eviction Task Force, David Morrissey stated " The people that turn up to buy these properties are comparable to low class speculators, like vultures feeding off the rotten carcases of the prey once the lions share has been taken by the larger predators".
Patrick Grant speaking on behalf of the People's Association Watchdog said this second round of Eviction Auctions should be a disgrace to the government, " The Men in power appear to have no shame whatsoever in presiding over the country while it's very fabric is being torn apart, they pay nothing more than lip service to people losing their homes and show little or no real concern".
The Eviction Auction is being organised by the British company Allsop who just last year registered a company called Allsop Space at 22-24 Foley Street Dublin 1 specifically to handle the expected massive number of evictions and resale of family homes to foreign investors and shameless Irish businessmen in the coming years.
Protest if you CareThe Auction is on Wednesday 30th November at 10.30am