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Association of People Affected by Squatting: “We Do Not Believe the Figures Issued by the Administration”

The President of the Association of People Affected by Squatting has explained to Brainsre.news that the organisation was created "due to the failure by the State to react" and that they will provide "real figures about squatting in Spain" soon.

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Illegally occupied home in Barcelona.

The debate about illegal squatting has worsened in recent months, mainly as a result of the increase in its incidence. Specifically, the phenomenon grew by 46% between 2016 and last year. And during the first half of 2020, 7,450 illegal squatters were registered, equivalent to around 1,241.7 per month, according to data from the Spanish Home Office.

That increase is one of the reasons why the Association of People Affected by Squatting (AAO) has been created. Its President, Toni Miranda, explained in an interview with Brainsre.news that: “The association was born due to the failure by the State to react to the increase in squatter numbers.”

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