I woke up a few days ago and Sadev had closed down part of my road; a small and insignificant route sure but it’s a shortcut to the bus stop. Friends of mine who live on that road woke up to find Sadev had plonked some bloody portakabin in front of their squat. the same squat also had an abandoned car parked in front of it which was apparently blocking the continuation of their construction site. Then on Sunday night the car mysteriously set on fire, which was very convenient for the continuation of the work.
Part of the process of social clansing is to bury old histories under new ones. The gentrifiers are well aware of this; the advertising for the new builds makes illusions to “Beauquartier Villejuif” like a whole new neighbourhood just mushroomed out of the ground.