Hundreds of residents facing eviction from their London estate have scored a massive victory after investors sold the development to an affordable housing charity.
Exciting Trews later on the New Era Estate with the families that stood up to corporation and government and won.— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) December 19, 2014
Westbrook Partners will now sell the estate to the Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation which says it is committed to providing housing to low and middle income families.
Russell Brand enthusiastically announced the news in an edition of his 'Trews'.
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Lindsey, one of the leaders of the campaign group, said: "We feel bloody brilliant. It just shows you what people like us can do if we come together.
If we come together to oppose lazy governments and corrupt corporations, we are unstoppable. New Era pic.twitter.com/XmhJui28vQ— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) December 19, 2014
"We would never have thought this six months ago but we carried and and continued to fight and this is the outcome."
The group had previously taken their protest all the way to the steps of Downing Street and had won the support of Boris Johnson.
Residents had faced a tripling of rents from around £800 per month for a two-bedroom flat to £2,400.
New Era women plot next move having defeated lazy government and greedy corporations. pic.twitter.com/ASTNxI8GlW— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) December 19, 2014
They also faced being relocated miles from London - in one case all the way to Clacton-on-Sea.Suggest a correction