Saturday, October 22, 2011

Evictions in the 14th District of Budapest

On October 18 local authorities of the 14th district of Budapest, Zugló, started evictions of the homeless. Until October 18 there existed several self constructed houses near the railway embankment at  Francia St. and Egressy St. corner for almost 7 years. There were hiding behind the garages, so they even were not visible from the street. On Tuesday, though, the municipality started its action and demolished around 5 huts and left 9 homeless without a roof. On October 19 the authorities evicted other 7 people and destroyed their huts.
Some activists from A Város Mindenkié (The City for All) initiative and anarchists tried to prevent the destruction of the huts.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hundreds demonstrated against the growing criminalization of homelessness in Budapest

On 17 October, The City is for All (AVM) held a major demonstration against a government proposal to impose a €500 fine or imprisonment on people who are found “residing in public places” twice over the course of 6 months. According to AVM, the proposal is unconstitutional and inhumane, since it punishes homeless people for not having appropriate housing.