THE ongoing battle between British expatriates Len and Helen Prior and the Junta de Andalucia made headlines, and the EWN, which has always supported the Priors, whose home was demolished without compensation in 2008 after being declared illegal, would like to reiterate that a peaceful protest will be held outside the Vera Town Hall at 12 noon on Thursday May 19.
It is necessary to confirm this information, as some readers have been upset and confused with a report in another set of papers, which quite incorrectly stated that the protest had already taken place.
AUAN president Maura Hillen told EWN: “This is planned as a peaceful protest to support the Priors and we are expecting a number of sister organisations including SOHA (Save our homes in Axarquia) to attend. We are not looking to apportion blame but to allow the Priors to be compensated for loss, which will allow everyone to move on.
The Prior’s case is close to the hearts of local residents who have followed the couple’s plight over the past eight years and many took to social media to express their support for the couple.
This is such an important case that it is expected that many people from both the expatriate and Spanish communities will travel to Vera in order to show their support and to question the actions of the council.
EWN reporters will be attending the May 19 protest and the true account of the day will feature in the edition following the event as well as the website.