Since Thursday night thousands have gathered around the Brukman factory in Balvanera, Buenos Aires to support the workers that where evicted on Thursday at 11 PM.
The Federal Police have deployed a massive operation which includes some 2000 officers posted inside and in front of the factory and hundreds more have been deployed in the neighborhood around the factory; Human rights groups are calling it a militarized zone, while the police have paraded live ammunition strapped to their chest. The workers and those who support them are standing firm however, and will not leave until the factory is controlled by the workers once again.
On Sunday at 3pm the workers have called for a massive gathering to be held in front of the factory. The Brukman factory was taken over by it's workers in the year 2001 after the owners went bankrupt. It has since been run and controlled by it's workers.
The factory has been along with Zanon, examples of the workers struggles in Argentina to reclaim bankrupt factories and having them be reopened by their workers; Workers have recovered and control now over 200 businesses and factories in Argentina. Read More
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