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Revolt in Burgos, Spain Over Gentrification Project

Posted on the 14 January 2014 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal

from Anarchist News

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On Friday, January 10, police attacked a march of 3000 people protesting a gentrifying construction project in the working class neighborhood of Gamonal, Burgos. In response, people began rioting, building barricades, destroying construction equipment, attacking banks and police.

Rioting continued the following day after a protest of 1,500 in solidarity with the first day’s arrestees.

On Sunday the 12th, 3000 people took to the streets again demanding the release of the over 40 people arrested by police so far.

Rioting and attacks also occurred the fourth consecutive night, January 13.

On the morning of January 14, 300 people gathered and blocked the construction equipment from arriving at the work site.

More photos here, here and here.

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