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Lyon: a squat has strangely burnt down

In Lyon, on the night of December 19th, a fire destroyed the roof and a part of the ancient squatted factory La Friche. The fire has been almost stopped when people decided to call the firemen, “in case”. Though firemen and police have quickly arrived, the fire was starting again to spread; the residents and visitors watched the roof burning down, when firemen didn’t seem so determined to put it out. The people, who found themselves with no home anymore, decided to squat the parking, and organize to open a new place. Later on, other details will clear the whole situation… Continue reading

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