Rubí (Spain): Eviction of the Mirlo squatted orchard and retaliation
On Thursday, October 14th, the community orchard el Miro, a squatted plot of land in Rubí city centre [20km away from Barcelona], was evicted. It was the second attempt, after the cops desisted to evict it in july, when some 60 people stood up to defend the place. It had been squatted for five years; the land was farmed, concerts, talks & other events were often held there. The owners, DomoMarina SL -a company owned by Elena Massot- wants to build luxury flats on the former orchard, with the Ana María Martínez’s complicity. Martínez is Rubí’s mayor, of the PSC (catalan socialist party).
That same day on the evening there was a demo. Some fifty people walked through Rubí city centre. Posters, graffiti and paint-eggs garnished real-estate agencies, banks and the PSC’s building.
More info on the former orchard and ateneu anarquista la Hidra, a squat in Rubí: