Mahakan Fort residents keep 24-hour guard on homes amid eviction fears

Mahakan Fort residents keep 24-hour guard on homes amid eviction fears – The Nation, October 2, 2016
…She explained how due to their dread that the BMA will suddenly show up to forcibly evict them, members of the community have deployed guards at all times of the day and night for protection.
“We fear that the BMA will use dirty tricks such as a surprise raid or set fire to our homes, which is why we have organised 24-hour security that everybody in the community has to participate in,” she said.
“Normally, the elderly and children will watch for at least five hours during the day, then we swap shifts so everybody has some free time. Young men do the night shift from midnight till morning…”

From 2003: A walk through the Mahakan Fort Community
2004-2005: The first big push to remove residents
From March 2016: Junta succeeds where Thaksin failed: Mahakan Fort community facing final days

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