About the recent events in Milan (Italy)
Resistance in Milan
A report of rebellion, resistance and riot in Milan.
Milano, Italy. November 2014.
Thursday 14th N:
Eviction of two families from popular neighbourhood in suburb “Mecenate”.
Activists/comrades and non-activists of the neighbourhood show solidarity immediately, started clashes with police to resist. The eviction has gone to bad, but people started to block the streets. A meeting was held in the afternoon to organize people.
17th & 18th N:
Riots are back in the town! Violent clashes erupted in 2 different popular suburbs ”Giambellino” and “Corvetto” against eviction and police militarization (and by
On Monday, in Giambellino eviction of 2 families from flats. Many people has joined the barricades from the popular houses of the area: barricades, clashes, teargas (head height), cops and people injured, cops run to beat people too!
2 people of the neighbourhood were imprisoned (now free!). After this, demonstration of all people started then (in heavy rain) in the suburb of Giambellino.
On Tuesday, in the Corvetto eviction of the “Corvaccio Squat”, “SAO Rosa Nera (Occupied Anarchist Space “Black Rose”)” and a family from occupied flat. Barricades, clashes, teargas, cops and people injured. Students of a nearby school show solidarity and joined. Big militarization around squat and social space. 3 comrades stayed all the day on the roof.
Another 6 comrades taken to police headquarters, now free too! Unfortunately, one pregnant
woman lost her baby after being struck in the abdomen by a policeman. People blocked the streets and than made a defense picket all the afternoon. In the evening a demonstration started with people from different suburbs, than a blockade of the streets. Demo has continued in the metro subway to Duomo, in the center: police answered with teargas throwing at the mob and chasing people, clashes until center zone ”Navigli/Ticinese”.
During the same night, an ALER office was set on fire through a broken glass and a molotov thrown inside. ALER is the company who owns the business of empty houses and responsible for the evictions along with the institutions, in Milano.
On Friday, after a march in solidarity with the woman who had the miscarriage due to the beating of the police, 70-100 masked people attacked a local police station with stones and fireworks.
Anti-eviction breakfasts are every morning in many suburbs. Started by announcement of the authorities about 200 planned evictions in a month. Demonstrations/marches and neighbourhood meetings and town meeting are in many suburbs of the city everyday of the week.
There are 9000 popular empty flats that they have to be lived in by poor families – but institutions don’t want to assign them. People need them and decided to occupy, so up until now 4000 are occupied.
Solidarity grows, people resists and racism loses ground.
Here is another article in english about the recent events in Milano (resistance to evictions, clashes with the police, arrests and so on):
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