'Gypsy' Community Gets Forcefully Evicted
By ROBERT PACE
April 26, 2012
Dale Farm in Essex, England was the home to many families in the gypsy community as seen on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. However, after a decade-long string of court battles, 86 traveler families are being evicted from the site.
In the featured clip above we see the gypsy families and activists gearing up to resist the police force that will forcefully evict the families. Caught in the middle of all it is Mary-Ann, a 10-year-old who has called Dale Farm home for her entire life.
"I'm shocked that they're doing this," the girl says. "It's not really good. How would you like if I evict your homes? Would you feel bad? Would you feel worried?"
When it comes time for the police force to lay siege on the area, the residents and activists forcefully push back at their attempts, which causes a commotion of noise as the police attempt to fend off the resistors with their riot shields.
See it all unfold this Sunday (Apr. 29) at 10 p.m. on TLC.