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Council seeks to evict protesters

Protesters at scene
The protesters want more land to be used for social housing

Birmingham City Council has obtained an eviction order to take action against protesters camped out on its land.

The council was granted the order at Birmingham County Court on Friday to evict the campaigners who are on land off Pershore Road in Birmingham.

The Justice not Crisis campaigners want the council to provide more social housing and claim thousands of people in the city are on waiting lists.

The council said the protest was stopping homes being built at the site.

Birmingham City Council also said that it built about 900 affordable homes a year.

"This organisation is trespassing on council land which had been earmarked for new family homes," the council said.

The campaigners, who have set up tents and banners, said they were committed to continuing their campaign.

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