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Boxing matches in a squatted building

The struggle of various entities of the Raval against Barcelona City Council to prevent the demolition of the former Massana


The struggle of various entities of the Raval against Barcelona City Council to prevent the demolition of the former Massana School has moved to boxing. the so-called Gymnastics Popular Matilde Landa organize boxing matches inside the enclosure. The confrontations have been inaugurated this weekend.

Two girls face off in a boxing match at the old Escola Massana / @GPMatildeLanda

Boys and girls faced each other this Saturday in various combats in a space that they define as “popular gym”. The promoters of this sports initiative notify the team of Ada Colau They don’t plan to leave. “The municipal government has approved pulling it down. This will not happen, La Massana belongs to the neighborhood. This patio is central to the struggles of essential popular structures in the Raval,” they explain in a Twitter thread.

100 ATTENDEES

Last February, members of various entities such as the Sindicat d’Habitatge del Raval or Xarxa de Suport Laboral, among others, explained in a conference that the space played a fundamental role in helping people at risk of social exclusion during the pandemic. They explained that they fed some 500 people. From the consistory they have planned to locate a bar after demolishing the old building.

Two athletes fight in a friendly match / @GPMatildeLandaTwo athletes fight in a friendly match / @GPMatildeLanda

More of 100 people They went this Saturday to witness several confrontations in a ring installed in a gallery of the old art school. The promoters of this initiative defend that they are “filling life” the place.