Barcelona,Spain : Riots in the streets of Gracia against the eviction of a squat – 18 October 2018

Early on Thursday October 18 in Barcelona, the Mossos d’Esquadra proceeded to evict the « Ca La Trava » squat, in the Gracia district. Two people were arrested during the eviction but were released later in the afternoon without charges. The response to this eviction didn’t take long. Dozens of masked-up people took to the streets…
The same evening, a demo left the Plaza Virreina around 19.30. With cries of “Ca La Trava son disturbios” [“Ca La Trava are riots”], “mande quien mande seremos ingobernables” [whoever you send we will be ungovernable] and “desalojo, otra ocupación” [“an eviction, another squat!”], The demo sauntered wildly through various streets of the neighbourhood, erecting barricades of containers and street furnishings before setting them on fire. Then it stopped in front of the Expropiat Bank, where garbage cans and furniture were set on fire and thrown towards the entrance. At the junction of the streets “Puigmartí” and “Mare de Déu dels Desemparats”, an estate agency and a financial institution lost their windows. Another press organ speaks of two estate agencies being attacked. During the dispersal and chase with the Mossos d’Esquadra, one person was arrested and two others identified.
The next morning, a group of about twenty hooded people interrupted the traffic for nearly 20 minutes by climbing barricades on one of the main axes of the city.


Translated by Act for freedom now!

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