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Dale Farm eviction in photos

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Violent clashes are continuing for a second day running at Dale Farm in Essex, where police are attempting to disband Britain's biggest illegal travellers' camp. Bailiffs and officers dressed in full riot gear stormed the site in a 7am raid yesterday (19 October), coming face to face with residents and protesters. Demonstrators threw rocks and cups of urine at officers, who in turn came under fire for heavy-handed tactics, including the use of taser guns. To date, 34 people have been arrested as the forced eviction continues. A caravan has also been set alight. See all the latest photos from the eviction in our gallery, below.

Picture credit: Rex Features

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    Residents and protesters at Dale Farm climb onto the roof of a burning caravan.

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    A caravan inside the site is engulfed in flames.

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    Security grapple with a protester holding a placard

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    Armoured riot police prepare to enter the site

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    Police attempt to remove a protester on scaffolding at the entrance to the site

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    A demonstrator in a wheelchair is removed from the camp's front gate

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    Officers with shields and helmets await instruction outside Dale Farm

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    A resident walks past a burning caravan

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    Cambridge graduate Jake Fulton being arrested by police after being removed from the site

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    Protestor Minty Challis holds a cross in front a caravan she has just set alight

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    Police and bailiffs use a cherry picker to remove protesters from the main gate scaffolding

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    An activist throws a tyre onto a blazing caravan

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    A protester is arrested at Dale Farm

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    Another demonstrator is arrested and removed at the Dale Farm site

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    A protester demonstrates with his arm cemented into a barrel

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    An aerial shot of the Dale Fam site, as police forces confront protesters and prepare to evict residents

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    A demonstrator ties himself to scaffolding at the entrance to the camp

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    An aerial view as chaos spreads amid eviction efforts

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    The word "home" is painted on tyres in front of a burning caravan

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    An aerial view of police vans outside Dale Farm

    Around 150 officers dressed in full riot gear entered the site from a back entrance at 7am yesterday morning (19 October)

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