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day 2: brief Re-Occupation of Bank before Police Attack

Ephemeral re-squat before heavy police charges in a second night of protestscops stop reoccupation

On Tuesday evening a new series of demos converged on the evicted autonomous social center, the ‘Expropriated Bank’ in Barcelona’s Gracia barrio. A group of protesters opened the welded steel plates and re-occupied amid wild cheering, just before the Riot Police  commenced a series of brutal charges, that resulted in 19 injured. Fresh demonstrations are called for tonight, Day 3.
Mossos d’esquadra custodiant un accés a travessera de Gràcia a tocar del Banc Expropiat, aquest dimarts

On the evening of Tuesday, May 24, there were demonstrations and rallies in several districts of Barcelona, in a second day of fighting theeviction from the space freed in Gràcia. Among others, there have been meet-ups in Sarrià, Sants, Raval and Manresa. A concentration in Sants of 200 people joined the group of protesters and  continued towards the Gracia district.

In several streets of Gracia there were spontaneous pot and pan banging sessions by neighbours amid cries of rejection against the performance of the Catalan riot police
At Gracia, about 400 people concentrated in the Plaza of the Revolution and moved down the Torrent de l’Olla towards the ex Expropriated Bank anarchist social center.

Once there, when the march had grown considerably in number, a small group of protesters managed to open the iron plated facade with hammer blows, while the rest protected them and visibly celebrated the opening.

At this moment by total surprise the Riot Police attacked, which resulted in a large number of wounded and bruised by truncheon blows. In particular, several participants have suffered injuries to fingers, arms and legs. Late at night, the balance was, of at least 19 people with varying wounds.

The riot cops cordoned off the building to prevent entrance and the protesters dispersed to various streets and squares of the neighborhood amid continuing police charges.  There was tension back at the Revolution Square, where some of the participants in the protest re-gathered. And again othey were able to overturn and barricade with rubbish containers near the Expropriated Bank, heavily guarded by agents of the ‘Brim’, riot Squads.

From balconies could be heard cries of condemnation and insults against the Catalan police and in several streets there have been more pot and pan drumming as spontaneous rejection of the police. Among many others, has chanted the slogan “they are not not officials, they are mercenaries.” in Torrijos street a person has been detained by the police for a while. (But as on Day 1 the cops apparently had orders not to make mass arrests)

Then there was a strange incident, the subinspector Arasa Jordi appealed to the people to disperse due to the presence of an abandoned suitcase described as suspicious. Shortly after the bag disappeared and the bulk of the police presence left the area.

The protesters approached the front of the premises in dispute, where workers completed a welding tasks with new armor preventing access. Today Wednesday at eight in the evening the brave occupiers will again hold a demonstration in the heart of Gràcia

 

original in Catalan

Reobertura efímera del banc i càrregues policials molt contundents en una segona nit de protestes

El vespre d’aquest dimarts s’han produït noves concentracions de rebuig al desallotjament de l’espai alliberat de Gràcia. Un grup de manifestants ha obert la tanca de l’immoble, moments abans d’una actuació dels mossos que s’ha saldat amb 19 ferits
Gorka Leiza

24/05/2016

Al vespre d’aquest dimarts, 24 de maig, s’han convocat manifestacions i concentracions en diversos barris de Barcelona, en una segona jornada de lluita contra el desallotjament de l’espai alliberat gracienc. Entre altres, hi ha hagut convocatòries a Sarrià, Sants, el Raval i també a Manresa. A la concentració de Sants unes 200 persones han marxat pel carrer de Sants i al barri d’Hostafrancs s’han unit amb el grup de manifestants que pujava des de la Facultat de Geografia i Història de la Universitat de Barcelona, al Raval i des d’allà ha prosseguit en direcció al barri de Gràcia.

En diversos carrers de Gràcia s’ha sentit cassolades espontànies i crits de rebuig a l’actuació dels mossos d’esquadra

A Gràcia, unes 400 persones s’han concentrat a la plaça de la Revolució i han avançat pel carrer del Torrent de l’Olla en direcció al Banc Expropiat. Un cop allí, quan la marxa havia crescut notablement en nombre, un petit grup de manifestants ha aconseguit obrir la tanca de ferro a cops de mall, mentre la resta de concentrades els envoltaven i han celebrat visiblement l’obertura. En aquest moment s’ha produït una càrrega molt contundent, per sorpresa i sense avís previ, d’antiavalots dels mossos, que s’ha saldat amb un nombre molt elevat de contusionats i ferits per cops de porra. En concret, diversos assistents han patit ferides als dits de les mans, braços i cames. A última hora de la nit, el balanç era, pel cap baix, de 19 persones que presentaven fractures de diversa consideració a les extremitats.


Aspecte del Banc Expropiat, reobert / Gorka Leiza

Els mossos han acordonat l’immoble per impedir-ne l’entrada i les manifestants s’han dispersat per diversos carrers i places del barri on han prosseguit les càrregues i corredisses. Hi ha hagut moments de tensió de nou a la plaça de la Revolució, on s’havien reagrupat algunes de les participants a la protesta. I de nou contenidors bolcats i càrregues a travessera de Gràcia, al voltant del Banc Expropiat, fortament custodiat per agents de la Brimo. Des d’algunes balconades s’han sentit crits de reprovació i insults del veïnat cap als mossos d’esquadra i en diversos carrers s’han produït cassolades espontànies de rebuig a l’actuació. Entre molts altres, s’ha corejat l’eslògan “no sou funcionaris, sou mercenaris”. Al carrer Torrijos una persona ha estat retinguda pels mossos durant una bona estona.

Davant del Banc Expropiat, en una estranya situació, el sotsinspector Jordi Arasa ha fet una crida a la dispersió de la gent per la presència d’una maleta abandonada que ha qualificat de sospitosa. Poc després la maleta ha desaparegut i el gruix del dispositiu policial ha abandonat la zona. Les manifestants s’han apropat a la façana del local en litigi, on uns operaris finalitzaven les tasques de soldadura per a blindar de nou els accessos. Aquest dimecres a les vuit de la tarda han tornat a convocar manifestació al cor de la vila de Gràcia.

Defensa del Banc Expropiat amb caputxa i sense

the VIDEO..Demo and Riot over Eviction of Occupied Bank.. Day 1.

bank eviction

Vila de Gràcia, 23/05 / 2016.- After eight hours resisting the Expropriated Bank has been evicted. In the afternoon, a large demonstration in the streets of Gracia travels back to the bank and tries to reoccupy it. That’s when the Tiot Police attack and begin their charges, including use of projectiles FOAM.
More videos [Contrainfos] http://latele.cat/informatiu

Vila de Gràcia, 23/05/2016.- Després de 8 hores resistint, el Banc Expropiat ha estat desallotjat. Per la tarda, una nombrosa manifestació transita pels carrers de Gràcia per tornar al Banc i intentar reokupar-lo. És llavors quan arriben els mossos d´esquadra i comencen les càrregues, amb projectils FOAM inclosos.
Més videos [Contrainfos]: http://latele.cat/informatiu

Vegans get Naked and Bloody at Barcelona Anti-meat Protest

human meat.. vegan protest

spiritandanimal.wordpress.com The protesters pretended to be big slabs of meat. Photos: Pau Barrena with thanks

by Jessica Jones ·The protestors, from the group AnimaNaturalis, doused their naked bodies in fake blood and were wrapped into Styrofoam trays to resemble pieces of meat.

Photo: Pau 

The protest took place on Sunday, May 22nd on Sant Jaume plaza in Barcelona with the aim of educating the public about the benefits of a meat-free diet.

The giant meat packaging trays included the label with the words “carne humana” or human meat in Spanish. 

In March, Barcelona declared itself a veggie-friendly city: which includes the writing of a vegetarian guide to the city and encouraging residents to give up meat at least once a week.

Photo: Pau Barrena/AF

motr here….http://www.thelocal.es/20160523/vegans-stage-bloody-protest-in-barcelona

 

Cataluña: Acción por la defensa de la Tierra

POR LA TIERRA Y CONTRA EL CAPITAL

DEFENDAMOS LA TIERRA!

Defendamos la tierra de aquellxs que la quieren privatizar, defendamos la tierra de aquellxs que piensan que es suya, defendamos la tierra de aquellxs que la quieren destruir!

Estamos hartxs de ver la destrucción del territorio donde vivimos, allí donde antes había montañas ahora hay canteras. No queremos seguir indiferentes ni sentadxs delante la devastación de ríos, bosques, montañas y animales; es por este motivo que pasamos a la acción en defensa de la tierra.

Atacamos a las máquinas que destruyen el territorio, las atacamos conscientes que el problema no lo tienen las máquinas en si sino el sistema capitalista que se basa en obtener los máximos beneficios económicos, cueste lo que cueste, incluyendo  la devastación del planeta.

Hace falta recordar que “nuestro” planeta tiene unos recursos limitados, el sistema capitalista los explota sin tener en cuenta su capacidad de regeneración, de modo que la continuidad del…

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Fifteen people injured in riots in protest against the eviction of the Expropriated Bank

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The ‘Expropriated Bank’, a self-managed occupied social center occupied in the beautiful Gracia barrio, has finally fallen. Symbol of resistance to repression and austerity , colleagues called for the occupation of 1000 more banks.
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Seeding Mutual Aid against Capitalism

The eviction was not an easy task, it took police more than eight hours, using metal cutters, etc., to extricate the last heroes. The police struggled all day to get them out of a barrel of cement, itself inside a safe, inside the basement with metal barricades. See video and report. Continue reading Fifteen people injured in riots in protest against the eviction of the Expropriated Bank

EVICTION ::Banc Expropiat, convocatòria urgent! – #ElBancResisteix

23 mai 2016
Estan intentant desallotjar el Banc! Les companyes estan resistint a dins, tancades a la caixaforta ens confirmen que estan bé , donem-li suport! totes a plaça Revolució! (Vila de Gràcia) Metro diagonal o fontana.  Convoquem ara mateix davant del banc expropiat
They are still trying to evict the expropriated Bank Occupied Social Center, it seems ome comrades are locked in a safe and the police are using blowtorches. Hot demo now in the barrio….
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I avui tambè, dilluns 23 de Maig, a les 20h, manifestació Plaça Revolució

https://vimeo.com/167700450

https://vimeo.com/163673023

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https://twitter.com/banc_expropiat

Russia Has Not Seen Such Amassing of Hostile Military Forces on Its Borders since 1941

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Global Research, May 22, 2016
Sputnik News 21 May 2016

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Russia has not seen such a major military buildup close to its borders since 1941 when the Third Reich sent the Wehrmacht to conquer the Soviet Union, Professor Stephen F. Cohen said in his recent interview on The John Batchelor Show, referring to NATO’s increasingly assertive strategy in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.

“We have been watching for nearly a month a steady buildup of American and NATO forces along near Russia’s borders – on land, on sea and in the air,” he said. “There has been nothing like this on Russia’s borders, such an amassing of hostile military force, since the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.”

US soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at the M1A2 Abrams battle tank during a military exercise at the Gaiziunu Training Range in Pabrade some 60km.(38 miles) north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, April 9, 2015
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Russia has been concerned with NATO’s overall strategy and its recent moves particularly. Last week the US completed its first land-based…

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