back on the other side
the way i see it, its almost as if too good a job was done...the french state gave permission for the dunes to be used with the vision of people camping in despair in an inhospitable spot away from town. They did not expect a fully functioning wooden shanty down to be built. Ive said this upthread, but it seems to me that recently the dunes camp reached a level of relative stability and infastructure and I reckon thats exactly why theyve decided to knock it down....this situation is so fucked up, I've been seething all week.
terrible knowing that all those lovingly built shelters are now being destroyed along with their occupants worldly possessions in many cases, it's so senseless, and so against the rationale and commitments given in court and in the press just last week.
I keep expecting to see the classroom we built getting demolished, apparently it's not meant to be, but it's going to be a bit odd having the community spaces left far away from the remaining camp areas. I like to think that it'd take them a while to demolish it, we fixed the frames together with 2 runs of scaf planks around the base and middle of the uprights with decent screw fixings, so I think that would give their lump hammers and crow bars something to think about. They'd probably manage it eventually, but there'd be a lot of swearing going on.
Im not surprised Ashram kitchen has been destroyed...i fully expect everything to be gone but the containers before very long. Surely thats their plan and vision/
*Does anyone have any reports on the new mini-camps "down the road"? I picture a few stragglers in shit tents hiding in the woods with nothing....