This Monday morning, about 50 people stopped the eviction of thirty people who live in a Barcelona City Council property located in Plaza de la Gardunya known as La Tancada dels Immigrants. This farm was occupied in 2018, and since then it has functioned as a shelter for undocumented people.
The government of Mayor Jaume Collboni recently opened an administrative procedure to recover this property ex officio and as soon as possible. He argues that La Tancada has security and health deficiencies, that some of its residents generate coexistence problems in the area and that the City Council intends to condition the property and give it other community and neighborhood uses that will enhance this side of the Raval. As La Vanguardia recently detailed, the City Council also wants to recover the property of the former Massana school premises located next to La Tancada taken over by various neighborhood associations since 2020 to “generate a new centrality of the neighborhood and the city.”
From La Tancada they say that those people are no longer there, that if the eviction had finally taken place, thirty people would now be on the street, that they understand that the use of administrative means is illegal since the occupation took place a long time ago. a few years now. “We will end up filing a complaint.” Those gathered yesterday called for the resignation of Albert Batlle, the councilor responsible for Ciutat Vella and deputy mayor for Security. They call him the sheriff.