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Evicted protesters move down road

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

Campaigners who were served an eviction notice after setting up camp on land in Birmingham have moved to another site further down the road.

The protesters, who are fighting against what they say is a lack of social housing in Birmingham, were camped out on land off Pershore Road.

On Friday, Birmingham City Council said it had obtained an eviction notice against the group.

The group have moved to the corner of Pershore Road and Balsall Heath Road.

Councillor John Lines, cabinet member for housing for the city council, said he was happy the group had moved from the original site which has been designated for development.

"We will be taking the necessary steps to remove them from Balsall Heath," the councillor said.

"We will also endeavour to recover costs that will be spent on bringing the land back to a level of decency.

"I do not see why the housing department should bear the cost of cleaning up after this group when the money could be better spent providing homes for our people".



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