Police action in Andräviertel in Salzburg: Activists have occupied a vacant Gründerzeit house. The property belongs to skier Marcel Hirscher.
“We have decided this weekend to squat the house on Franz-Joseph-Strasse for the general public! In the building, which has been empty for at least a year, we want to create a starting point for exchanges, discussions and the search for joint action opportunities in our crisis-ridden society,” the activists said in a first statement.
“Speculation with vacancy”
Because: “While more and more people are threatened and affected by homelessness, there is speculation on vacancies at their expense. Little advantage on the back of many. This is a logical consequence of the capitalist exploitation of all areas of life and with it the basic need for housing. There are more than 1,100 homeless people in the city of Salzburg alone. In contrast, some 147 homes and 10,000 apartments are vacant.”
The activists hung posters on the building and distributed flyers. The police are present and have positioned themselves around the building.
The building has been owned by ski superstar Marcel Hirscher since last year.