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(en) Workers Solidarity #76 - Disco Disco - occupied and evicted

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 06:41:52 +0200 (CEST)

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On Sunday 13th July activists of Autonomous Community
Spaces (ACS) entered 42 Parnell Square in central
Dublin, a building which had been vacant for 11 years.
They were violently evicted the following day. The
extracts below from one of their press releases details
what happened.

"The ACS spent the night cleaning the building, making
plans to use it as a community resource centre (and soup
kitchen for the homeless). An evening was planned to
invite local residents to contribute their ideas for the use
of the free space.

At 2:40pm on Monday the 14th three men arrived at the
door shouting and threatening physical violence against
those inside and outside the building. No I.D. was shown
or papers served. They proceeded to smash a hole in the
door with a sledgehammer and attack people inside with a
crowbar. One occupant sustained serious head wounds
and was later hospitalised. In serious fear for their lives,
members of the collective inside and outside the building
called the police.

The police arrived, unsure of the situation and aided the
illegal eviction, arresting 2 members of the collective
standing on the pavement. They ignored reports of the
assault carried out by the unidentified men claiming to be
the previous owners. Both arrestees were later released
without charge. The police did not state the law under
which they were evicting the occupants or threatening
arrest. They ignored the fact that no proof of ownership
was given by the 3 men who assaulted the occupants"

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See also

* The anarchist movement in Ireland

More information at

See also

* The anarchist movement in Ireland

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Irish Anarchist paper 'Workers Solidarity'.

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