Several people occupy the property of an 84-year-old man, even though it has to be sold.
Another squat, must think these walls in the suburb of the Izards of Toulouse (Haute-Garonne). For several days, the house of Georges Dematis, an 84-year-old retired IT worker, has been illegally occupied. The third time in two years.
The Toulouse pavilion is no longer inhabited by its owner, nor by his daughter Marie-Ange Dematis. That’s why the family put it up for sale four years ago now. A developer was interested in the land, to build a small building. “Since then, we have been fighting to have the building permit accepted. We got it the moment these squatters walked in»A few days ago, explains Marie-Ange Dematis on Monday October 25 at Figaro.
The far-left squatters on the right
In the Izards district, “which has changed a lot over time», She underlines, the house never ceases to pose problems to them. Especially the squats. “The first time it was Romanians. Then we had Afghans. They arrive each time in October, at the time of the winter break. But we managed to get them to leave, because the police had intervened within 48 hours.», She says. This time, the intruders are, according to Marie-Ange, members of the “ultra-left“.
Despite a main entrance door walled up from the previous misadventures, and bars at the other openings, they managed to enter the home, using the hard way: “Neighbors told me they used a jigsaw to cut out the big grids we had installed», Details the owner’s daughter. After changing the gate of the gate, the new occupants have also stuck a note on the facade, announcing that they are in their “right:”This is our domicile as well as our primary residence. As residents, we are protected by law. To act outside the procedural framework is to run up against the principles of French law of the inviolability of the home according to article 432-8 of the Penal Code etc.“
The article in question prohibits a person holding public authority to break into or break into someone’s home outside of the cases provided for by law.
Brutal manners and a revolting attitude, gets angry Marie-Ange. “I think they broke everything. They taunt my dad every time he walks by or stops by», She notes, fearing excesses. The family now has until January to evict the squatters, when the buyer must collect the keys: “If we don’t do it on time, we lose everything“, Fears the one who”count on popular mobilization»And the public authorities. Contacted, the Toulouse police station confirms that a complaint was registered on October 20, after a first police visit on the spot, the day before. “Patrols were unable to enter the field, closed with a padlock and chain, and found hostile occupants“, We add, adding that the agents could not carry out any operation, without a legal framework. To dislodge these squatters “accustomed to occupations and familiar with procedures», The police station now attends the instructions of the prefecture.