Eviction from Tenement in Vedado / Yoel Espinosa Medrano

HAVANA, Cuba January 15 of 2014 , Yoel Espinosa Medrano / www.cubanet.org.- An illegal eviction of several families took case with the storming of a tenement, took place Wednesday morning in Vedado, Havana.

Several dozen police supported by two patrol cars that closed the street to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on 17th Street, between L and M, Vedado. A brigade of workers from the Housing agency put the belongings of the residents in two trucks parked in the street.

Two men and two women were arrested for confronting the police.

According to residents of the area, months ago the former tenants were evacuated to other places by the Housing due to the imminent danger of collapse of the tenement.

One lady said the occupants had received several notices to leave the tenement.

As of this time there is still a military deployment at the building.

Yoel Espinosa Medrano, Cubanet, 15 January 2014