- Grenoble, March 27th: SQUAT ATTACK!
- An offensive walk against evictions, but not only….Newspaper office, schools, police cars and white walls are covered with slogans.
„RENT STRIKE, TOTAL STRIKE!“
About a hundred people gathered to walk the streets at 4.30 pm, while it was raining. Some people are disguised, and masks are distributed.
At the same time, the left parties called for a „NO SARKOZY DAY“: all the cops are busy over there, letting free the rest of the town.
The walk starts with a banner Against private property, let take the town over!
About 4 other banners are hung, some of them reinforced ( Squat your town and ACAB).
Here a nice list of the slogans:
- no evictions! Rent strike! Insurrection/Occupation!
- squatters, tenants, solidarity facing owners!
- down with the State, cops and bosses!
- cops, pigs, murders!
Some slogan against Abba band are also heard ( yeah, this Swedish band, don‘t ask me why)!
„LET‘S BLOCK EVERYTHING, AND BURN THE REST!“
Passing near the half-liberty prison (where you have to sleep at night and work the day), some graffities appeared: fuck prisons, and no HQE [architectural projects based on the environemental studies, and spreading high-technology with the excuse of comfort and facilities], no QHS [High Security Quarter]. Mainly, on the whole way of the walk, dozen of graffities, posters and stencils (Rent strike, evict your ownersquatt your town!) are left… An old evicted squat is introduced to this local march, telling its story, while the Industrial Quarters are covers with Death to Work!.
Here another list of some graffities left on walls, schools, signs and flats to rent:
- cops, out of our lifes!
- death to Capital!
- down with the State
- school or prison?
- the beginning of alienation
- burn your school!
When arriving to another old-evicted-squat, now left to some Artists invited by the mayor to prevent a fourth occupation, the house was also re-decorated: Artists, you are already in a museum!, Ainsi squattent-ils! [Béruriers Noirs band], and a double SCUM [SCUM manifesto, Valerie Solanas]. More anti-cops and pro-sabotage (yep) were left, when paint balls got broken on white walls.
Police finally arrived behind the wild demonstration, but another old squat was vistied, and the walk went on, denouncing with graffities, paint-eggs and rot vegetables the companies that collaborate to the undocumented people deportation: BTP-Isère, Actis…
The newspaper Dauphiné Libéré office was also covered with paint. At that moment, people found themselves blocked by Police cars. After some minutes of reflecions, they decided to walk back over the cops cars, attacking them with the several paint-eggs left and other munitions, like crackers. Panicing, the cars quickly went back, but not before a cop gazzed the demonstration. Still in movement, people trashed a bank. Before police could circle, people dispersed in several streets, got changed- with no arrests.
Two poeple have been arrested later, when the newspaper office windows were found broken down.
HERE, on squat.net, a lot of pictures!!!