| Eviction of the squat LA DESKARREGA, Sabadell, Spain.
On the 19th of july, at 9 in the morning, the police evicted LA DESKARREGA in Sabadell, Spain.
There was a demo against it on the 21st with about 50 people which ended throwing bullshit to the townhall.
The squat in São Mamede street is about to be evicted by “la Santa Casa Da Misericórdia” (it is an organitation that is supposed “to help” homeless people). It is the first time that a case about squatting is taken to court in Portugal.
In 1974 about 10000 houses were squated and part of them legalized. Nevertheless, squatting is forbiden in Portugal nowadays.
There are 5 squats in Lisboa at the moment. The new movement started 3 years ago squatting “la casa enkantada”.
On the 18th of july the police evicted the squat “cso TORREBLANCA”, but already in the afternoon the people managed to squat the house again. Great!
At 8 in the evening there was a demo against police actions.
This squat is having many problems not only with the police, but also with fascist attacks. This mounth some people have tried to set the house on fire twice.
| Some news about squats in Lissabon
After the resistance hold by the São Mamede street squaters, the Santa Casa Da Misericórdia (institute with lots of power that helps the homless and detains national lottary) who reclaims the 4 floor building, is freghtning fathers from residents of the squat. They show to their parents photos and films from their day-life, explainig that they don´t have any cahance in court.
Is the first time in Lisbon and Portugal that a juridiscional case is made. So people(squaters) are a litle bit apreensive with that. After the 1974 revolution about 10000 houses have been squated… years passed and the new neo-liberal and anti-revolutionary legislation permited the legalization of house that have been done in the revolutionary process. Even tough, today, the neo-liberal laws and policys no longer permits squating.
There are 5 squats in lisbon. A new movement that starts 3 years and half ago with the ocupation of Kasa Enkantada.
Squaters from Lisbon
| EVICTION OF THE SQUAT “FEDERACION OBRERA”
Molins de Rei/Baix Llobregat.
Last friday (7th of july) about 30 policemen evicted the squat FEDERACION OBRERA when no one was there and without any warning. They knocked down the building and did not even take the stuff out.
There was a demonstration the following day to protest against it.
Last weekend (7, 8 and 9 of july) there was a great camping protest in Orfilia square in Barcelona. The squat “EL PALOMAR” is about to be evicted.
| New squat in Portugalete, Spain.
The group AMETS squats an old school in Portugalete. No stress with the police, the building is a property of a private company. 6/7/2000.
Hi, just want to say that we have occupied the house as of last week, and that every day from Wednesday 19 till Saturday 22, we are having a Repair Day, and Saturday Night we will have a BONFIRE PARTY. The house needs A LOT of work done, so we are inviting any groups interested in using this space to come and get involved in helping us to make it habitable once more.
FOR THE MOMENT I AM NOT RELEASING LOCATION, DUE TO LACK OF PEOPLE ON SITE.
WE DESPERATELY NEED MORE PEOPLE TO COME UP AND GET INVOLVED.
Contact RTS or ASS for location. [Read More]
At 9:30 a.m., on the morning of the 4th of july, 12 members of the special police units broke through the front door of Kunterbunt, on the street Benet i Mercader, in the Gracia district (Barcelona) for the purpose of evicting the residents.
At the time there were 4 people present who were allowed to remove there belongings before the house was sealed up. [Read More]