Vandals’ messages supporting ‘squatting’ removed

SEVERAL bus shelter billboards were vandalised in Barcelona with messages supporting illegal occupation of properties, best known as ‘squatting’.

Squatters in Spanish are known as ‘okupas’.

The vandals’ messages supporting ‘squatting’ were removed by the Barcelona Guardia Urbana yesterday, Sunday, December 27 and had been put in place instead of the advertising campaigns which had paid for the spot.

Barcelona City Council explained that the billboards are managed by a private company.

Some of the messages which could be read on place of the advertising were “Jesus was born a squatter. Eviction is an insult to Christmas”, “Better a neighbour who’s a squatter than a neighbour who’s a police officer”.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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