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Standoff at Bankia

In #globalrevolution, Sol on 26 October 2012 at 19:24

Dear people,….  After Bankia’s refusal to negotiate, the campers took action. At one o’ clock in the afternoon they occupied the Bankia franchise in Alcalà 1, at the corner of Puerta del Sol.

Police went in after them and sealed off the entrance against sympathisers and press who assembled outside.

The occupiers demanded an end to the evictions, and the right to for those at risk of eviction to stay in their houses, paying a social rent.

Bankia is owned by the people. It is now officially supposed to serve the public instead of its shareholders. They don’t know it yet and they have a hard time to adapt to the idea. They can’t even dole out bonuses to their managers next Christmas. Not because the government doesn’t allow them, but because the EU wouldn’t have it.

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The hours went by and the management persisted in its refusal to negotiate. Around five o’ clock, the occupiers sent out a comuniqué. It was read to the press on the bank’s doorstep.

They had been denied water. One of them suffering from diabetes was denied medical attention. On the outside there was medical personnel ready with food and water, there was a human rights observer. None of them could enter. According to the comuniqué the occupiers were even denied access to the toilet.

Rumours going around said that they were subject to arrest in case they wet themselves. All the same, the occupiers vowed to continue.

The people outside were not many. And half of them were press. Those who weren’t kept singing that their comrades inside were not alone. And that “Bankia kills”.

Yesterday’s suicide is not the only one linked to an eviction. More cases are surfacing. It’s just that none of those had been theatrical enough to be picked up by the media.

Bankia’s management found itself in a difficult situation. They were up against people with nothing to lose. If they had opted for arrest and violent dispersion of the people outside, it could have had enormous repercussions.

The bank should have closed at three. At a quarter past seven, the occupiers walked out of the side entrance. They had gained a tactical victory. Finally, Bankia had agreed to negotiate with people collectively about a social rent. They also agreed to defer next Monday’s eviction.

The occupiers accepted, adding that they will not lift their camp in front of Bankia HQ, because they don’t have any reason to trust the bankers. They will also formally denounce the way they were treated.

It’s a first step. If it doesn’t lead anywhere, people will return to occupy the bank on the inside. After all, since it was nationalised, Bankia is public space.

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    Miguel Angel se suicida Antes de ser Desalojado/ Eviction Suicide

    Otra víctima del terrorismo de estado: Un hombre se suicida en Granada horas antes de ser desahuciado

    Another victim of state terrorism: A man commits suicide in Granada hours before being evicted  IN GOOGLE ENGLISH SEE BELOW

    Nuevo record de desahucios en 2012: 532 al día. ¡Vergüenza!
    Publicado por afectadosporlahipoteca en 2 octubre 2012
    Según los datos publicados hoy por el Consejo General del Poder Judicial, en el segundo trimestre de 2012 siguieron aumentando los desahucios en el estado español, pasando de los 517 al día del primer trimestre, a 532 al día en el segundo trimestre. En sólo seis meses ya se han producido 94.502 desahucios.
    Mientras, el gobierno insiste en seguir rescatando a la banca a través del “banco malo”, endeudando al país entero, en lugar de responder a las demandas ciudadanas que exigen la recuperación de los miles de pisos acumulados de forma ilegítima en manos de entidades financieras.José Miguel Domingo, 54 años ha sido hallado ahorcado en el patio de su vivienda horas antes de que llegase la Policía Nacional para ejecutar el embargo de su vivienda. Otra víctima más a la larga lista del terrorismo de estado, en este caso impulsado por la banca a la que ese mismo estado rescata.

     

    Miguel Ángel Domingo, que iba a ser desahuciado este jueves, ha sido hallado ahorcado en el patio de su vivienda por parte de la Policía Local de Granada tras recibir un aviso, según han informado fuentes del Cuerpo Nacional de Policía, que se ha hecho cargo del asunto.

    Hasta el lugar de los hechos, en la calle Arzobispo Guerrero del barrio de la Chana, se han desplazado efectivos de la Policía Científica, el Grupo de Homicidios y la Comisión Judicial, que han verificado la existencia del cadáver y han procedido a su levantamiento.Se llamaba José Miguel Domingo.

    Posteriormente, sobre las 10.00 horas, una patrulla de la Unidad de Prevención y Reacción del Cuerpo Nacional de Policía se ha personado en la vivienda para ejecutar un desahucio por orden judicial y al cruzar datos los agentes se han percatado de que la persona objeto de este desalojo se había suicidado, según han añadido las mismas fuentes.

    Otra víctima más en la larga lista del terrorismo de estado, en este caso impulsado y financiado por la banca a la que ese mismo estado rescata. Pero las personas, que se ahorquen…

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    Vídeo con las reacciones del vecindario4

    IN GOOGLE ENGLISH

    Another victim of state terrorism: A man commits suicide in Granada hours before being evicted

    by Kaos. Andalusia

    New record of evictions in 2012: 532 per day. Shame!
    Posted by afectadosporlahipoteca on October 2, 2012
    According to data released today by the General Council of the Judiciary, in the second quarter of 2012 continued to increase evictions in the Spanish state, from 517 a day in the first quarter, to 532 per day in the second quarter. In just six months, and there have been 94,502 foreclosures.
    While the government insists on rescuing banks through the “bad bank”, the entire country into debt, rather than responding to citizen demands requiring the recovery of thousands of homes illegally accumulated in the hands of financial institutions .

    José Miguel Domingo, 54 years has been found hanged in the courtyard of his home hours before the National Police arrived to execute the seizure of their property. Another victim to the long list of state terrorism, in this case driven by banks to which that state rescues.

    Agencies

    Miguel Ángel Domingo, which was to be evicted on Thursday, has been found hanged in the courtyard of his home by the local police in Granada after receiving a warning, as reported by the National Police, which has taken over the matter.

    Until the scene, Archbishop Street Warrior’s Chana district, have moved policemen Scientific Group Killings and Judicial Commission, which have verified the existence of the body and have proceeded to their uprising. His name was Jose Miguel Domingo.

    Later, about 1000 hours, a patrol of the Prevention and Response Unit of the National Police has arrived in the house to execute a court ordered eviction and data across agents have realized that the subject of this eviction had committed suicide, according to the same sources added.

    Another victim in a long list of state terrorism, in this case driven and financed by the bank to which that state rescues. But people who hang themselves …

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    Video with vecindario4 reactions

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