“Oh, they’re coming to fix the door for us,” shouted jokingly from the center of the avenue one of the people who live in the iders buildingin the Cross portseeing yesterday the deployment of police officers and municipal services personnel pulling down the main access to the building and putting up a chain and a sign that expressly prohibited access to the building because it was in ruins.
At nine in the morning the eviction of the building was scheduled. This was stated in the order signed by the mayor, Marco González, and this was communicated to the owners of the property on Tuesday along with the roadmap that the City Council was going to follow from now on after the declaration of imminent ruin, which has all the necessary technical and legal reports, and the consequences that derive from it.
However, none of that happened. The property could not be evicted due to the lack of a judicial authorization that endorsed the measure, which did not arrive and is expected today, sources from the Mayor’s Office affirmed.
Neighbors and workers in the area were “outraged” with yesterday’s frustrated attempt, in which a police operation was organized throughout the morning “which was a circus for nothing”, since with the exception of two of the ‘homeless ‘ who remained sitting on a bench because they did not have documentation and they were required to, the rest went in and out until the door was closed and the preventive police continued, which lasted just a few hours.
In the opinion of the neighbors, the government’s announcement about the evicted “was a big lie” with the sole objective “of stopping the protest that we called on Tuesday and that continues,” they stressed.
They assured “being fed up and tired” because it is a situation that has been going on for 31 years, “to which nobody has ever done anything”, and they alluded to the sign that can be seen in one of the windows on the sixth floor of the building painted with red letters: ‘Mr Mayor, we are also people’. “If they are people, they have to respect the neighbors and there is no respect here,” they maintained.