Thursday, February 14 2013 @ 12:19 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
The residents who live in the house called "Bam" located on Calle P have been ordered to leave, and they were given six days to vacate.
In response the residents decided to shut down Ave. Nacional at noon, causing a massive traffic jam and causing drivers to take detours.
The evicted residents are demanding a solution from the government and say they've tried to talk to the authorities, but state that this communication has been denied. (Telemetro)
Editor's Comment: Once again, we don't get the full story here. I'm certain that if you took a look at the full and complete story, you will see that the owner of this property has been fighting in court for years to have these "residents" removed from his property. This sort of thing happens all the time. There are properties (old apartment buildings) in places like Calidonia where the building itself is useless, but the land underneath has great potential value due to the location. But first the owners have to pry out the current residents - who are often dug in like ticks and they don't want to go. When the government finally acts in accordance with the law and evicts those unwanted residents, then they whine, bitch, moan, protest, close streets, and make everyone's lives miserable. The short answer is "shut the fuck up, and get out." They probably also owe the property owner thousands of dollars in back rent, which he will never collect, not a dime. Sadly, these sorts of stories are all too common in Panama, where there is little respect for the law, and a great tendency to allow whoever bitches and moans the loudest off the hook. Now they will close streets until the government gives them a free apartment. The "nanny state" at it's finest. Sheesh...