Sunday, April 13, 2014

Brazil: violent eviction of massive squat

Some 5,000 citizens were brutally evicted by police forces in Río de Janeiro from a former industrial building they had collectively appropriated last month out of dire need and organization. 

At least 25 people have been arrested and there are no figures of injured. 

The initial police attack was successfully countered by the squatters and thousands of people arrived from elsewhere in solidarity, extending the struggle to the nearby streets. Finally the infamously brutal Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) decisively intervened in favor of the bourgeois owner, telecom company Oi. 

Source: Webguerrillero[es].

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