It hurts me a lot of neighbor's suicide and I do not want it to happen again

It hurts me a lot of neighbor's suicide and I do not want it to happen again


The mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, said today that the suicide of a neighbor of the Chamberí district when she was going to be evicted, has hurt her "a lot", and she added: "I do not want it to happen again".

"It has affected me very much that a person of sixty-odd years, who does not seem to have a family, in the desperation of seeing an eviction come to him, was driven by his depression or whatever it was and died", said the councilor in the municipal Plenary.

Carmena recalled that "long ago" the City Council asked the courts that, "before evicting a person," be given notice of available social resources, and has committed to do "everything possible" because this becomes a usual way of proceeding.

"If this person, at the time of the eviction, he had been told that (…) the City Council does not leave anyone on the street, probably this person was alive," lamented the mayor.

The councilor has said so after mentioning this event the spokesperson of the PSOE, Purification Causapié, who has estimated that Alicia, the woman who took her life yesterday by jumping from the window of his house, deserved "a moment of attention" by of the Plenary.

Alicia, who was 65 years old, had been living in her property for around four or five years, the doorman of the farm located on Ramiro II Street number 1 explained to the media yesterday, and although she once went to the services of the Chamberí district, had not contacted the Platform of Affected by Mortgages.

This case is the second that transcends so far this year of a suicide by eviction. Last June, a man died in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona) after jumping out the window of his house, located on a tenth floor, when a judicial committee had come to the apartment to execute an eviction.

The Mayor of Barcelona, ​​Ada Colau, has expressed her "pain and anger" at this event and has once again urged the reform of the Urban Lease Law (LAU) because "there are lives at stake" due to abusive rents, such as has secured through Twitter.

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