Barcelona: 3 CanVies Defenders declared Innocent of Attack on Police

we-are-can-viesVICTORY. The sentence condemning three young defenders of Can Vies to 3.5 years in prison has been revoked #EfecteCanVies (en español abajo)

Now the Provincial Court of Barcelona has had to revoke the sentence and absolve them  of all charges.

The police wanted revenge after losing the amazing 4 day resistance and street battles against the eviction and wanted to lock up 84 arrested. These three were accused by police witnesses of throwing bottles from a rooftop , later the alternative paper ‘Directa’ proved the identification was absurd as there was no vision from where the police were.

Other sentences have had to be cut back to avoid accused of having to serve prison time. None are now in jail and the campaign to raise money for fines continues.


There is no way the State can lock up 84 people for defending a peaceful anarchist community center against an immoral and unprovoked attack.
Our hope is that all these sentences will eventually have to be withdrawn due to public resistance, just as the attack on Can Vies had to be cancelled, and that false accusations will be prosecuted instead.

So What Happened..How Could The Squatters WIN

CanVies (pronounced ‘vias’) is an Occupied Assembly-Run Social center (CSOA), set by the railway tracks in a workers area in what was once a CNT Union Center 80 years ago. The occupation has lasted 17 years, surviving multiple eviction attempts due to strong local support.

Last year Barcelona City Council decided on frontal attack, enraged that there were growing autonomous communities they didn’t control. Thousands stood in front of the riot police, who finally broke through and the demolition began.Then the unthinkable happened.the community took the streets, and fought the police for 4 days, the demolition was paralyzed……

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