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Spain: The most defining images of Burgos in revolt

Spain, Burgos
January 14, 2014 at 22:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spain: The most defining images of Burgos in revolt

Hundreds of people have demonstrated for days against the planned construction of a new boulevard in the Spanish city of Burgos that would reduce the street from four lanes to two. Riot police clashed with protesters who smashed windows and set debris on fire in what activists are calling a demonstration over creeping gentrification.

Local authorities aim to transform Vitoria Street, one of the city's main hubs, with an underground car-park. Burgos' Mayor Javier Lacalle says the boulevard programme was voted for as part of the 2011 election campaign. Protesters, however, assert that there is a corruption scandal around the project and that the project is gentrifying the area, displacing locals from their homes.

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Spain: The most defining images of Burgos in revolt

Hundreds of people have demonstrated for days against the planned construction of a new boulevard in the Spanish city of Burgos that would reduce the street from four lanes to two. Riot police clashed with protesters who smashed windows and set debris on fire in what activists are calling a demonstration over creeping gentrification.

Local authorities aim to transform Vitoria Street, one of the city's main hubs, with an underground car-park. Burgos' Mayor Javier Lacalle says the boulevard programme was voted for as part of the 2011 election campaign. Protesters, however, assert that there is a corruption scandal around the project and that the project is gentrifying the area, displacing locals from their homes.

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