Cave Squatters Resist Eviction in Granada Reply

Cave eviction protest

World Bulletin, Granada, December 14, 2013–The Spanish authorities in Granada are attempting to evict a community of people living in caves on the Sacromonte mountainside opposite the famous Alhambra fortress and palace. Residents living in the San Miguel Alto caves are resisting attempts to evict them, with dozens staging protests this week against the Granada City Council, which claims the caves are at risk of collapsing.

However, residents say that this is the third attempt to evict them in 6 years, and claimed that when the last report stating the instability of the caves was released three years ago, no official had actually inspected the caves. The caves, which have been providing shelter for people for around 1000 years, were abandoned in 1960, only to be resettled by immigrants, Roma and homeless squatters.

Here’s the link to article and video on World


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