June 24, 2021 10:28 am
The social center in via Iglesias 27, in Milan, between Gorla and Ponte Nuovo, was cleared on the morning of Thursday 24 June. The building (a former disused factory) had been illegally occupied by the collective “CiSiamo – Rete Solidale” in July 2018: the same collective had previously occupied the former public baths in via Esterle, in the same area.
The evacuation operation was made known by Samuele Piscina, president of Municipality 2. “It was one of the main requests – he expressed himself – that I made to the new commissioner Giuseppe Petronzi, when I met him. In a few months he did this which had not happened for five years. In fact, since 2016 a social center has not been evicted in the territory of our Municipality “. Piscina recalls, in addition to the historic Leoncavallo and T28, the recent occupations of via Edolo (Lambretta collective), via Esterle (CiSiamo), via Breda (Brankaleone) and the Bastioni di Porta Venezia.
The occupation was organized by the collective to provide immediate accommodation for the many migrants previously evicted from public housing in via Palmanova.