Borei Keila – One year after..

Today marked the one-year memorial of a violent eviction that saw some 300 families forced from their homes in Borei Keila on the 3rd of Jan 2012. Residents from Borei Keila and people from other communities gathered to pray amoung the newly finished buildings that had been promised to them as part of an on-site upgrading plan.

While most families were sent to relocation sites on the outskirts of the city, their intended apartments fell foul of the corruption and nepotism that has plagued the development from the onset.

Prayers and gifts are layed out for Buddha and the divinities during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Prayers and gifts are layed out for Buddha and the divinities during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Musicians during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Musicians during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Mu Sochua visited the community during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Mu Sochua visited the community during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

A women is possessed by the divinity of the earth and goes into a trance during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

A women is possessed by the divinity of the earth and goes into a trance during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Mu Sochua prays along side  the community during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Mu Sochua prays along side the community during the one year memorial of Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Ballons are passed through the tent during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Ballons are passed through the tent during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Community members watch the video documenting the eviction of Borei Keila one year ago. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Community members watch the video documenting the eviction of the Borei Keila one year ago. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Rice is distributed to monks during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Rice is distributed to monks during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Monks conduct a blessing during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

Monks conduct a blessing during the one year memorial of the Borei Keila eviction. 03 Jan. 2013 © Nicolas Axelrod 2013

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