The mass demonstration in Barcelona for the right to housing ends in front of the ruling PP headquarters
Saturday, 16 February 2013 . “The right to housing and financial genocide against us ” has also mobilized thousands of people during this Saturday, not only Barcelona but also in more than fifty other cities such as Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Granada, Logroño, Arrecife, Palma de Mallorca, Murcia, Santander, Valencia, Valladolid, Zamora Zaragoza, Albacete, Alicante, Seville, Huelva, among others.
This is not a crisis, it’s a robbery.” Among the banners that read “Stop evictions”, “Too many thieves” or “genocide bank.”They also honored with banners the memory of the suicide victims of evictions, now running at 500 a day..
At 19.00 on Saturday, thousands of participants in the demonstration organized by the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) in Barcelona before the focussed their CPP at Calle Urgell Macià . This site has been chosen as the end of the march, which started at about 18:45 pm in the University Square, after a last minute change in the route. Protesters completed the course, peacefully, they chanted slogans and ‘shouting’ Yes we can ‘.
The demonstration to demand the right to housing, the end of the evictions, the retroactive payment of mortgages even after loss of the property and social rents in the city center started at the University Square and was attended by thousands of people, A large banner containing slogans such as “The right to housing” and “social rent” led the demonstration, which passed peacefully through the center of Barcelona.
After reading the manifesto, in an atmosphere between festive and vindictive, the march began . The protesters chanted slogans like “Yes you can”, “The people united will never be oppressed” and “This is not a crisis, it’s a robbery.” There have been signs that could be read “Stop evictions”, “Too many thieves” or “genocide bank.”
And this time, the call for PAH has crossed borders and London and the Belgian city of Mechelen protest marches were held for the same purpose.
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