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先日の錦糸公園墨田区体育館での排除に抗議する声明の英訳です。英語を話す方達へ周知していただければと思います。


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The Statement to Protest the eviction of homeless people in Sumida-ward, Tokyo Japan

At May 25th, the household goods of homeless people living in the Kinshi Park was carried away, at the parking of the old Sumida Ward gymnasium. The victim of the eviction is up to five homeless people, at least. On Friday, we went to the Sumida Ward office to ask the detail of eviction and to demand the restitution of the goods. But the staffs of "the division of Sports Promotion", who executed the eviction, repeatedly stated that the household goods are alreadly scrapped so that the restitution is impossible. They never apologized for carrying away and scrapping the goods. At last, they called police to displace us, because of "the obstruction of their affair". We strongly protest the address of the Sumida Ward.

LIFE of HOMELESS PEOPLE is TOO MUCH DISREGARDED in SUMIDA WARD
On May 25th, at the bureau of Sports Promotion Division, it was unveiled that the households goods were carried away irresponsibly, as shown bellow.

- Goods were carried away only four days after the warning sticker was papered on the goods.
- Before and on the eviction, the staff of Sports Promotion Division never spoke to homeless people, and they never made an agreement with homeless people about dismounting their household goods.
- On execution of eviction, Staffs of Sports Promotion Division asked the police if it is legal or not. And police answer was "it's legal to carry away goods."
- Staffs of Sports Promotion Division did not make reference to the letter of the law on carrying away the goods.
- Staffs of Sports Promotion Division did not make any list of the things that they carried away.
- Staffs of Sports Promotion Division did not hold the household goods temporarily. Instead, they just entrusted subcontracted cleansing company with the goods. As a result, goods were scrapped pronto.
- Abount carrying away and scrapping the goods, Sports Promotion Division never apologize.

For homeless people, the deprivation of household goods influences their life directly. But Sports Promotion Division just executed the eviction without minimum legitimacy. It is apparently illegal. They carried away and scrapped blanket, mattress, cardboard boxes and clothes. These goods are basis of homeless life to survive. On the night of eviction day, one of our homeless friends did not sleep a wink, with loss of bedclothes.
On May 25th negotiation, we went to bureau of Sports Promotion Division with homeless friends who are the victim of eviction. In front of them, staff of Sports Promotion Division never made an apology for eviction. Insted they called police. Life of homeless people is too much disregarded here. We require sincere address of Sumida Ward.

REDEVELOPMENT WITH THE EVICTION of POOR PEOPLE IS WRONG
The eviction was brought on in the process of demolition of old gymnasium. In the same park, the construction of new gymnasium is finished this April and is open now. The new gymnasium is managed under PFI (Private Finance Initiative). Also, the construction of new tall tower (Tokyo Sky Tree) is in progress. The pressure of eviction by Sumida Ward against homeless people, especially against poeple with their shack, is getting stronger. In the Kohto Ward, which is adjacent to Sumida Ward, the Tatekawa River Park is in the process of redevelopment and homeless poeple and their shack is facing eviction. In Miyashita Park, in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, under the naming rights contraction, NIKE is trying to redevelop it into tollable sports park.
These sequential evictions are deeply concerned with redevelopment of the city. By the redevelopment of the city with private capital, common sphere is shrinked, eviction of poor people escalates, and the whole city is converted into the place for the rich. We are against these gentrification attended by eviction. In the process of economic crisis, disparity of poor and rich is increasing. Lot of people are forced life with existence crisis. With these poor people, we continue to exclaim against eviction, continue to query the meaning of "common".

2010 June 10th
Sanya Welfare Center for Day-Laborer's Association
Sanya Band of Labor Dispute
Homeless People in Sumida Ward, Kohto Ward

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