This morning (22/01/09) a lot of people arrived in via Conchetta to defend the social center against the eviction, then from 4.00 pm in a spontaneous demonstration and call to everybody and to everything to converge at Palazzo Marino, Milano town hall, for a participated and determined demotration for Cox18 and against the evictions.
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Facts and considerations about the eviction It’s not correct to read at warm the eviction of the Cox 18, historical social center of street Conchetta in Milan, besides center of the bookshop Calusca and the Primo Moroni’s archives. Mobilization against the eviction is in progress, and the Cox eviction is not a closed fact. The eviction occures on January 22 after a question in Parliament against Milan social centers adressed, on January 21, to the Home Affair Minister Mr Maroni the notorious vice-mayor, and public safety alderman and parliamentary, Mr Riccardo De Corato. Certainly this eviction as well as a value in practice, has a great symbolic value in order to state power of abuse over the city by certain administrators sheriffs in double- breast jacket protagonists of politics based upon evictions of social center in order to support private interest of meddlers and ndrangheta members who see Milan at the center of a vhirl of business for the future Expo. A moltitude of people mobilized this morning since dawn after the first news about Cox18 eviction . After some hours from the garrison of street Conchetta was born a blockage directed toward the mainstreet of the city, stopping traffic of one of the most important metropolis arteries. This morning police intervened under disposition that town hall has emanated anadministrative act (act that has not been proved) in which was signalled the unauthorized occupation of the bulding.
The eviction occured and after a long negotiation the real estate was returned by the police to town hall, without clearing away the documents, books, furniture. At the moment there is a civil case to define the right of ownership of bulding and we all demand reinstate of ownership to the occupantes, who after 33 years and a deliberation, made in 1989, that granted the real estate to them.
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Chronology live from the mobilitation (22/01) against the eviction of the Cox18:
hour 00.00 am: At the end of a long day of mobilization, everything keeps going on. the meeting decided that Cox 18 shall not be released, Saturday afternoon at the 3.00 pm a national demonstration in Milan is called to defend all social centers and to take back Conchetta, beginning immediately calls and mobilitations of active solidarity.
hour 8.20 pm: The garrison stops in Piazza 24 Maggio and “so another piece of city has been taken back”. The demonstration moves toward avenue Bligny, to the center of Usi, where a meeting starts.
hour 7.00 pm: The garrison becomes a demonstration moving along the ticinese district , and again crossing the center of the city. In this moment all the Navigli area sees, besides the Cox 18, many attacks to the historical social center.
hour 4.10 pm: Smoke-bomb and petards toward Palazzo Marino. “Letizia Moratti didn’t understand anything: Cox 18 is not on sale “. The demostrator organize themself in two lines demonstrators slogans speeches keeps on moving
hour 4.00 pm: The spontaneous demo arrives in front of Palazzo Marino. Four rows of barriers and behind the police in antirevolt uniform surrounding the perimeter to defend the town hall building. Slogan against the vice mayors Mr De Corato, against the town hall and the police.
hour 3.40 pm: The spontaneous march keep on move along the center roads of the city making continual blockages. Mobilization against the eviction continues determined to arrive at the the town all building.
hour 3.20 pm: In hundreds of people participated at spontaneous demo in favour of defending Cox. The call to everybody is to converge to Palazzo Marino.