Dramatic footage has emerged online showing the moment tenants were confronted by London estate agents over evictions.
Seven people marched into Eaton Green’s offices in Camberwell, to protest an alleged illegal eviction, before someone left their office and began to ‘attack’ activists.
In a clip shared on Twitter by @SarahWarsama, the group were seen leaving the firm’s press, before being confronted by a man in a hoodie, who picked up a billboard and appeared to threaten to hit them. It is unclear whether this is a real estate agent or a landlord.
The man was held back by one of his colleagues in a suit, while activists can be heard swearing in the background, asking: “What the hell are you doing? Are you okay?”.
She posted on social media, the clip having been retweeted more than 3,000 times, saying it showed her “estate agents attacking us this morning after we tried to negotiate with them against an illegal eviction”.
The London Renters Union said its members went to Eaton Green ‘to demand an end to a campaign of harassment which has seen them threatened with unlawful eviction and unlawful fines’.
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The real estate agent responded “in the spirit of clarity”, saying that seven “people entered the office…making loud and aggressive demands.
“Within minutes we asked them to calm down, but it was clear their intention was to intimidate and started hurling name calling and swearing.”
He added that it “was quite evident that there were intentions to disrupt in an extremely aggressive manner and that they had been asked to leave”.
Eaton Green, who made his Twitter account private before deactivating it, was approached for comment.