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“Recuperem La Punta, aturem la ZAL” by Hyuro in Valencia, Spain

March 14, 2018
2 min read
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The one and only Hyuro has just wrapped up a fresh mural on the streets of Valencia. Located in the La Punta is a neighbourhood, most known for its historic and traditional orchards. Despite being recognized as a “non-developable area of special protection”, it has been a victim of repeated abuses by administrations…

The natural environment and social fabric in the neighbourhood have been badly damaged by the unstoppable advance of the port were neighbours were expelled for an alleged expansion that never arrived. The “Logistics Activities Zone” project (ZAL) it implied going over their protection, expelling a hundred families from their homes, judicially and physically harassed, an assault that included an accelerated and unjustified expulsion of residents, the destruction of barracks, farmhouses, ditches, cultivated plots and the conversion of the entire area into a shameful solar that remains unused after 14 years.
The resistance of the neighbors did not serve to stop the destruction of 70 hectares of productive orchard, but to paralyze the ZAL. Three judgments of the Superior Court of Justice annulled the project.
Recently, however, the procedures have been put in place to reactivate the ZAL Plan.
The action of throwing tomatoes universally means rejection, this wall speaks about rejection to all these unbridled urban projects, predators, driven by their own interests without taking into account the life and rights of the people.

Check out more images of this stunning mural below and stay tuned on StreetArtNews for more updates from Spain!

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