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Eviction

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the evictions in Barcelona stopped. Once the state of alarm was lifted in the country, the evictions have returned and there are more cases than ever before. Furthermore, the procedures for carrying them out have been speeded up, as the Spanish minister, Grande Marlaska, passed a law a few weeks ago.
Therefore, a dramatic autumn is expected for many families without resources who will be forced onto the streets without a solution to be able to live because social organizations and services are overwhelmed.

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June 18, 2020; Barcelona, Spain - The family who has to be fired out of their house are watching, on their balcony, the situation of the eviction.
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June 18, 2020; Barcelona, Spain - Finally the eviction was not did it because of the mediation between the PAH (a collective that defends the property and the human rights of people who can't pay their rents) and the authorities.
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October 1, Barcelona - Charo is waiting at the occupied house that she is living with his two sons the outcome of the first launch of their eviction. She is occupiyng this flat that belongs to Real Estate agency with his two sons Jose and Nazario.
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October 1, Barcelona - Charo shows the calendar where is mark the days until the eviction day.
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October 1, Barcelona - View of the room that Charo is sharing with her son Nazario (33) who is unemployed.
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October 1, Barcelona - The residents of poble sec want to prevent the eviction of Charo and her children Nazario and Jose.
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October 1, Barcelona - Nazario and the residents of poble sec finally stopped the first eviction reaching an agreement with the judicial committee and the owner of the property.
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Police are controling the protesters who are trying to prevent the eviction. Barcelona, Spain, November 13, 2020.
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Police are carrying a protester who tried to prevent the eviction. Barcelona, Spain, November 13, 2020.
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Eviction of Alejandro in the neighborhood of Guinardó. Despite the support of the neighborhood and the various housing unions, the eviction was carried out. Alejandro was in a vulnerable situation.
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Racheed is speaking with spokesperson for the housing union minutes after the judge stopped the eviction. Girona, Spain, November 17, 2020.
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Inside view in the room where Racheed and a friend sleep. Girona, Spain, November 17, 2020.
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A guy is watching, from the roof of "La Kasita", how negotiations between the parties are progressing during the morning of the eviction of the property. "La Kasita" is an occupied space owned by a religious foundation, which was taken over by the property when one of its intellectually disabled residents bequeathed it to them. The eviction could finally be stopped. Barcelona, Spain, November 20, 2020.
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Clashes between protesters and the police during the eviction of Ana in Raval neighborhood. Barcelona, Spain, November 23, 2020.
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Big fire on the Raval neighborhood during the eviction of Ana. Barcelona, Spain, November 23, 2020.
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The Union House protesters celebrate that the police finally quit from the area. Barcelona, Spain, November 23, 2020.
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Ana is posing for a portrait. Finally she could stay on the property. Barcelona, Spain, November 23, 2020.
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Fadoua is from the Rif and a Berber. After living in Girona for a while, he came to Barcelona for work but due to the closure of bars and restaurants she lost her job. She currently occupies a flat in the Bloc Gayarre, a building in Sants occupied by women, most of them single mothers, with her minor daughter. This is a pattern that is constantly repeated, flats occupied by women, mostly single mothers with minor children in their care and who have suffered some form of physical or psychological abuse. Barcelona, Spain, November 26.
Lorena cries in despair calling her mother on the morning of her eviction. Finally, after more than 4 hours, the eviction was stopped thanks to pressure from the neighbours and the neighborhood housing union. Barcelona, Spain, December 1.
Karina hugs her friend son Kimberly, after they realized that the eviction has been stopped after moren than four hours of negotiations. Barcelona, Spain, December 1.





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