The land takes added to the Parque Indoamericano and La Matanza which started in Villa Soldati, Lugano and moved to the surrounding areas. These new takes are added to those already accounted for in Villa Soldati. A total of eight plots have been taken in Capital Federal and of the Greater Buenos Aires.
A group of at least 50 people this morning held a property of the Government of Buenos Aires in Bajo Flores after a clash with the police who answered complaints from neighbors. This area is in Riestra and Camilo Torres.
Others have taken plots as well, as dozens of people have taken an abandoned farm in Barracas neighborhood.
The area of Barracas became occupied territory today as well, and is located at the intersections of Lafayette, Iriarte, Río Cuarto and Velez Sarsfield. This territory takes the space of a block and dozens of inhabitants from Villa 21 are allegedly occupying it.
The land, part of the jurisdiction of the station 26 is under the watch of the Federal Police after being taken. They are not allowing anyone to enter or exit, and have been negotiating with the occupiers since the morning.
A group from Ciudad Oculta took a plot of open landed owned by a container company, not far from the area of Bajo Flores already occupied. Yet another group is currently occupying a soccer field in Bernal, which was also taken today. Federal Judge, Daniel Rafecas, ordered the government to vacate the premises and peacefully. The judge sent a document to the Cabinet of Ministers to establish “a perimeter with some members of security forces to designate” by Aníbal Fernández “to prevent acts of violence and the entrance of new occupiers.”
The five additional taken plots, in addition to Villa Soldati’s area currently being occupied are more than 13,000 people according to the office of the Ministry of Social Development. Eviction attempts and confrontations with neighbors have killed at least three.