UK squatters face eviction after law change

Protests as up to 20,000 people face possible eviction, including some of society's most vulnerable.

    Up to 20,000 squatters in England and Wales could face possible eviction after a change in the law.

    From Saturday it will be a criminal offence to squat in a residential property, meaning homeowners will no longer need to go to court in order to secure an eviction. 

    The change has prompted protests, as lawyers representing the homeless say the new law will criminalise the most vulnerable in British society.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.